Introduction to Occupational & Environmental Hygiene & Ergonomics

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Note: This course is not available for the current semester.

Course No: PUBH.5250; Last Offered: Summer 2012;

Course Description

A survey course covering introductory topics in ergonomics and industrial hygiene. Ergonomics topics include work measurement, anthropometry, biomechanics, psychosocial stress and work reorganization, special emphasis is placed on the recognition and control of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Industrial hygiene topics will cover the identification, measurement, and control of chemical and physical hazards in the work environment including principles of air sampling and analysis, ventilation and other control technologies, and the use of personal protective equipment with special attention to respiratory and hearing protection.

Prerequisites & Notes

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  • Credits: 3;

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