PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE Syllabus

182.625.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 2nd Term | 4 Credit(s)
TTh 1:30:00 PM
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Describe the legal, professional, and ethical framework for the practice of industrial hygiene
    • Describe the legal, professional, and ethical framework for the practice of industrial hygiene
    • Define basic terms and technical concepts integral to the practice of industrial hygiene
    • Define basic terms and technical concepts integral to the practice of industrial hygiene
    • Explain the differences between chemical (gases/vapors, dusts/mists/fumes), physical, and biological agents in the workplace
    • Explain the differences between chemical (gases/vapors, dusts/mists/fumes), physical, and biological agents in the workplace
    • Calculate time-weighted averages
    • Calculate time-weighted averages
    • Convert between various units of exposure (for example, mg/m3 to ppm)
    • Convert between various units of exposure (for example, mg/m3 to ppm)
    • Calculate and interpret noise exposures and doses
    • Calculate and interpret noise exposures and doses
    • Identify the basic concepts of workplace exposure assessment
    • Identify the basic concepts of workplace exposure assessment
    • Describe the hierarchy of controls and how it applies to hazard Control
    • Describe the hierarchy of controls and how it applies to hazard Control
    • Integrate various concepts into a broader occupational/environmental health practice
    • Integrate various concepts into a broader occupational/environmental health practice
    • Provide a basis for advanced course work in occupational safety and health
    • Provide a basis for advanced course work in occupational safety and health
  • Course Description
    Introduces concepts, terminology, and methodology in the practice of industrial hygiene, and identifies resource materials. Includes lectures, typical problems, demonstrations, and a walk-through survey.
  • Required Text(s)

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene, 5th Ed., B.A. Plog, Editor, National Safety Council, Chicago, Ill., 2002

    *Note that the 4th edition of this book is virtually identical and is considerably less expensive when purchased though online sources.

  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Peter Lees
  • Contact Information(from old syllabus)

    Peter SJ Lees, PhD, CIH
    Email: plees@jhsph.edu
    Office: E6624
    Tel: 410-955-3009

  • Disability Support Services
    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact the Office of Student Life Services at 410-955-3034 or via email at dss@jhsph.edu.