Fundamental of Industrial Hygiene (FIH)

Course Description:

Students develop an understanding of industrial hygiene terminology, principles, and practices by examining four key processes in an effective industrial hygiene effort – anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control. Discussions on when to use a qualified industrial hygienist are held throughout the course.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to recognize and evaluate potential and existing chemical, physical, ergonomic, and biological hazards; employ general engineering and administrative controls; and conduct an industrial hygiene walk-through survey.

Course Includes:

  • Air sampling/indoor air quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Toxicology/mold/asbestos
  • Biological and chemical hazards
  • Physical hazards
  • PPE/respiratory protection
  • Ventilation
  • Standards and guidelines
  • Interactive activities include:
  • Small and large group discussions
  • Problem analysis through case studies
  • PPE demonstrations and hands-on practice
  • Development of on-the-job plans
  • Opportunities to share with other professionals


Safety, health, environmental, and management personnel with industrial hygiene responsibilities but limited training or experience in industrial hygiene.

This course meets requirements for the following:

If you're interested in this course, you may also enjoy the following:

Job Safety Analysis (JSA) Principles of Occupational Safety and Health (POSH) Incident Investigation

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