“We aim to capacitate more workers to become qualified industrial hygienists so they can help their companies implement sound programs on industrial hygiene and ensure that their work environments are safe and healthy,” said Occupational Safety and Health Executive Director Noel C. Binag, CE.

The OSHC is set to conduct a free on-line 40-hour Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene (IH) Training on February 15-19, 2021. The training is open to industrial hygienists, occupational safety and health professionals, and professionals in the fields of chemistry, engineering, acoustics, ergonomics, human factors, and biosafety who have completed the 40-hour Basic Occupational Safety and Health or Construction Occupational Safety and Health Training.

This five-day training workshop is an introductory course outlining the broad principles of industrial hygiene as the basis for anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling various health hazards that may be present in the working environment. It features discussions on related laws and regulations, human physiology and toxicology, chemicals, hazard recognition, confined spaces, indoor air quality, ventilation, and IH programming.

Interested participants may visit the website for registration. Those who will be accepted must use laptop or desktop computers equipped with webcam and microphone. Updated computer software and a stable internet connection with a minimum speed of 3G and 8 GB of data allowance per day are also needed to participate in the training.

END/ DJ Romero