Introduction to Industrial Hygiene

Industrial hygiene involves the process of recognition, evaluation and control of occupational health hazards. Individuals with workplace safety responsibilities will learn methods to anticipate and recognize such hazards, including basic principles of toxicology, occupational health hazards, biological agents and exposures to physical agents. Through hands-on, interactive learning, students will understand how to measure or evaluate exposures to these agents, and how such exposures are controlled by the use of personal protective equipment and engineering methods.

Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to identify and control occupational health hazards
  • Ability to understand occupational exposure limits
  • Ability to identify the need for protective equipment, and select appropriate equipment
  • Awareness of engineering controls for chemical and physical agents

Skills You Will Gain

  • Exposure evaluation methods
  • Assessment and control of physical agents
  • Noise hazard measurement
  • Controlling chemical and dust exposures

This is a required course for the Workplace Health and Safety Manager Certificate.

Academic Units
Section Number
Instruction Method

Association Credits

Board of Certified Safety Professionals (OHST, ASP, and CSP)
CA Dept of Public Health (REHS)
15.00 REHS hours


One Capitol Mall

1 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, 95814

One Capitol Mall

One Capitol Mall 1 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, 95814

Section Notes

This class is scheduled to be held in-person. See our COVID Information page for a complete list of safety policies and requirements for entering the classroom.

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received seven calendar days before the course begins. Click here to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.


Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.