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Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene will develop your understanding of industrial hygiene terminology, principles and practices. The four-day course covers 15 topics and examines four key processes in an effective industrial hygiene effort: anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control. You'll be brought up to speed on anatomy and physiology, as well as chemical, physical, ergonomic and biological hazards in the workplace.

Taught in an interactive format supported by case studies, group discussions and hands-on equipment demonstrations, this is an essential course, especially for those with limited industrial hygiene training or experience.

This course is one of the four needed to obtain the Advanced Safety Certificate.
Length: Four days

What you will learn:
  • How to distinguish chemical, physical, ergonomic and biological hazards.
  • How to conduct an industrial hygiene needs analysis.
  • When to use a qualified/certified industrial hygienist.
  • Basic anatomy and physiology associated with routes of entry and toxicology.
  • Hazard evaluation techniques.
  • Emerging trends in combustible dust, hexavalent chromium, flavorings-related lung disease, bioterrorism, nanotechnology and pandemic influenza.
  • How to use essential monitoring equipment.

Who should attend:
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 Units:
Earn 2.6 CEUs; 4.0 Certification Maintenance Points from the American Board of Industrial Hygienists Association (Approval #03-2810)

This course will be held at the Minnesota Safety Council Resource Center located at 474 Concordia Avenue in St. Paul. Take the Dale Street exit from I-94. Proceed east on south frontage road (Concordia Avenue) past the American Lung Association. Turn right into our lower level parking lot.

Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown, 175 West 7th Street in St. Paul. Reservations can be made directly by calling 651-225-1515 or booking online, single or double occupancy. Please make reservations directly with the hotel and be sure to identify yourself as a participant in a Minnesota Safety Council training course to receive the preferred rate.

Cancellation Policy:
Pre-registration and payment are required. Hopefully you won't need to cancel, but if you do, please do so at least five business days prior to the course for a full refund. No refunds will be made after five business days prior to the course. This policy will be enforced, so please plan ahead if you need to cancel your attendance.

Feb 24, 2020
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Each day)
Where: Minnesota Safety Council Lower Level East Classroom
Instructor: JoAnn Dankert
Members: $1,550.00
Nonmembers: $1,650.00
This four-day course will start on February 24, and end on February 27, 2020.


JoAnn Dankert, CSP, CHMM, CET    
Ms. Dankert is with National Safety Council Workplace Training & Consulting and has over 30 years of diversified experience covering the electronics, food, pharmaceutical, chemical, public utilities and distribution industries. With responsibilities spanning safety, health and environmental, JoAnn designs and implements cost effective solutions to the regulatory challenges business and industry face on a daily basis. Her background in ISO 9001, 14001, 45001(new) and OHSAS 18001standards has positioned her to help organizations fully integrate EHS practices into their business operations.

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