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Introduction to Industrial Hygiene

This overview provides an introduction to the science of industrial hygiene, including the process of recognition, evaluation and control of occupational health hazards.  Learn methods to anticipate and recognize such hazards, including basic principles of toxicology. Occupational health hazards (e.g., exposure to chemical agents and dusts), biological agents (e.g., allergenic and infectious diseases), and exposures to physical agents (including noise, radiation, heat and vibration) are addressed.   Examine the general concepts on measuring and evaluating exposures to these agents, and how such exposures are controlled by personal protective equipment and engineering methods. Designed for individuals responsible for occupational safety and health, this is a required course for the Workplace Health and Safety Manager Certificate Program.


Renee Kalmes, M.S., CIH, is a senior managing scientist at Exponent, Inc., in Oakland, California. Kalmes has 25 years of industrial hygiene experience, with an emphasis on exposures to agents identified as potential carcinogens and neurotoxins in both occupational and public settings. She conducts health risks assessments related to a wide variety of chemicals of concern and environments.


Wed.& Thu., 8:30am to 5:00pm, Mar 20 to Mar 21


DaVinci 1632 DaVinci Court, Davis CA 95618



Fee $595.00

Special Discounts

Group Discount: Groups of three or more, enrolled at the same time with a single payment method may receive a 10% discount on each enrollment.  Contact UC Davis Extension Student Services office to enroll your group: (530) 757-8777.
Info Session Discount: Attendees of UC Davis Extension Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Extension Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.
CAAA Member Discount:

Current members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and other UC alumni associations receive $50 off the course fee.  If you don't have your association discount code contact UC Davis Extension Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Capitol Corridor Rider:

Capitol Corridor riders are eligible for a one-time $100 discount on a UC Davis Extension course (some exceptions apply). The Discount Code is available on the UC Davis Extension course page on the Capitol Corridor’s onboard Wifi system.


1.5 units academic credit

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received seven calendar days before the course begins. Click here or visit to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

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