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.

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Online class

Section Notes

This is an online, remote learning course, which consists of content and curriculum that is taught with pre-recorded and real time lectures, in addition to real-time lecture/Q&A sessions with the instructors. Pre-recorded lectures and live sessions are accessed via our Canvas learning system and Zoom. Details regarding login information will be emailed out prior to the course start date.

The course opens January 11-14 with live sessions scheduled for January 12 and 13, 2-4 pm.

We allow registration through the first morning of the course. We cannot extend course access beyond 11:59 PM on Friday 1/14, so students pursuing a late enrollment acknowledge that they will have less time to complete the materials. Please contact the course representative with any questions.

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 to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.


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 Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

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 Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office to enroll your group: (530) 757-8777.

Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.