Introduction to Industrial Hygiene

This overview provides an introduction to the science of industrial hygiene, including the process of recognition, evaluation and control of occupational health hazards.  Learn methods to anticipate and recognize such hazards, including basic principles of toxicology. Occupational health hazards (e.g., exposure to chemical agents and dusts), biological agents (e.g., allergenic and infectious diseases), and exposures to physical agents (including noise, radiation, heat and vibration) are addressed. Examine the general concepts on measuring and evaluating exposures to these agents, and how such exposures are controlled by personal protective equipment and engineering methods. Designed for individuals responsible for occupational safety and health, this is a required course for the Workplace Health and Safety Manager Certificate Program.

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.