Intro To Occupational Hygiene

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  • Intro To Occupational Hygiene

    1. 1. Occupational Hygiene An Introduction Mike Slater
    2. 3. Occupational Hygiene <ul><li>Prevention of ill health at work </li></ul>
    3. 4. Occupational Hygiene <ul><li>Recognition, evaluation and control of hazardous agents </li></ul>
    4. 5. Occupational Hygiene <ul><li>Risk assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Advising on control measures </li></ul>
    5. 6. Occupational Hygiene <ul><li>Also known as Industrial Hygiene </li></ul>
    6. 7. Health Hazards <ul><li>Chemical hazards </li></ul><ul><li>Physical agents </li></ul><ul><li>Biological hazards </li></ul><ul><li>Ergonomic hazards </li></ul>
    7. 8. Chemical hazards <ul><li>Dusts, fumes, gases, mists </li></ul><ul><li>Skin contact with oils, paints etc. </li></ul>
    8. 9. Physical agents <ul><li>Noise, </li></ul><ul><li>Vibration </li></ul><ul><li>Heat </li></ul><ul><li>UV </li></ul>
    9. 10. Biological hazards <ul><li>Legionella </li></ul><ul><li>Zoonoses </li></ul><ul><li>Anthrax </li></ul>
    10. 11. Ergonomic hazards <ul><li>Manual handling </li></ul><ul><li>Repetitive work </li></ul><ul><li>Display screen equipment </li></ul>
    11. 18. Recognising Health Hazards <ul><li>Mineral oils </li></ul><ul><li>VOCs </li></ul><ul><li>Benzene </li></ul><ul><li>Hydrogen sulphide </li></ul><ul><li>Asbestos </li></ul><ul><li>Noise </li></ul><ul><li>Vibration </li></ul><ul><li>Heat / cold stress </li></ul>
    12. 19. Evaluating Risks <ul><li>Risk assessment </li></ul>
    13. 20. Evaluating Risks <ul><li>Risk assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Air sampling </li></ul>
    14. 21. Evaluating Risks <ul><li>Risk assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Air sampling </li></ul><ul><li>Noise, vibration surveys </li></ul>
    15. 22. Evaluating Risks <ul><li>Risk assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Air sampling </li></ul><ul><li>Noise, vibration surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Biological monitoring </li></ul>
    16. 23. Prevention Engineering Work Practices Personal protection
    17. 24. Supervision Maintenance Procedures Auditing Testing Health surveillance Monitoring Information Training Housekeeping Prevention Engineering Work Practices Personal protection

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