Safety and Health Council of North Carolina

A non-profit association preventing injury through
safety education and training since 1960!

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene

Protecting workplaces against chemical, physical, ergonomic, and biological hazards

Complete National Safety Council's Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene course to understand the concepts of anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of health risks your employees may face including noise, vapors, dusts, and ergonomic challenges.

This course is a comprehensive overview of 15 industrial hygiene topics, and covers the principles, terminology, and practices of industrial hygiene in terms anyone can understand. You’ll be brought up to speed on anatomy and physiology as well aschemical, physical, ergonomic, and biological hazards in the workplace. You’ll be involved in case studies, interactive discussions, and hands-on equipment demonstrations.

What you will learn:

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Toxicology
  • Recognition of chemical & physical hazards
  • Recognition of ergonomic & biological hazards
  • Hazard evaluation
  • Evaluation of chemical & biological hazards
  • Evaluation of physical & ergonomic hazards
  • Hazard control
  • Case study
  • Program planning

Course Description:

This 4-day course is for safety, health, or environmental managers with industrial hygiene responsibilities and limited experience or training. Students learn to use tools and techniques to create a healthy, hazard-free workplace, and meet government standards.


Course Materials:

  • Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene, 5th Edition Hardcover Text
  • NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
  • Participant Guide
  • Tools and Resources CD
  • Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances and Physical Agents
  • Biological Exposure Indices Guide


Who Would Benefit:

The course is designed for safety, health, environmental, and management personnel who have industrial hygiene responsibilities, but limited training or experience in industrial hygiene.

*Continuing Education Unit
A Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a measure of participation in a recognized continuing education program with qualified instruction and sponsorship. CEU records are widely used to provide evidence of completion of continuing education requirements mandated by certification bodies, professional societies or government licensing boards.


$1395 Member     $1750 Non-Member
30 MESH Hours     2.6 CEUs

2017 Dates     Register

December 4-7, 2017 in Raleigh

2018 Dates

April 16-19 in Charlotte
October 15-18 in Raleigh

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CANCELLATION POLICY: We hope you do not have to cancel, but if you need to do so, cancellation notices received in writing seven (7) or more days prior to the first day of class will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than seven (7) days before the first day of class will be refunded 75% of the course fee in the form of a SHCNC Voucher for future training. Unused Vouchers expire one year after date of issue. Substitutions are welcomed. No shows and cancellations received after the start of class will not be eligible for a refund. This policy will be enforced so please plan ahead if you need to cancel - Safety and Health Council of North Carolina, the NC Chapter of the National Safety Council.

Onsite Training!

Your Place or Ours

Call Matthew Thompson in Raleigh at (919) 719-9818 or Ian Starkey in Charlotte at (704) 644-4220