Control of hazardous substances

Concise description:

This course describes possible ways of exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace, and the basic steps to recognize and control exposure. Here, the methodologies and technologies available to control exposures and, hence, reduce risks to health are described. A considerable amount of attention is paid to ventilation systems, contamination and personal protection equipment. In addition, several practical applications of control strategies in a variety of industrial sectors are given.

The material is appropriate for students/participants, who have basic knowledge of physics and biology. For teachers, a guideline is added.

The course consists of ready-to-use material, that can be downloaded free of charge, printed and displayed. No on-line interaction is necessary.

Original Authors:
Brian Davies, John Henderson, and others
Original affiliation, ownership:
School of Health Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
Year of publication:
Charge for use or free:
Free of charge
All kinds of risks at work All kinds of sectors Chemical Domains, Instruments and Tools for OSH Personal protective equipment
Target group(s):
  • OSH experts; or in training
Usefulness for non-OSH-expert professionals:
Not useful for non-OSH-expert professionals in health care or other sectors; or in training
See the website of the course is a core module for the International Occupational Hygiene Certificate
Time demand to complete the lesson or course:
5 days

Materials available for download include the syllabus, student manual, tutor guide, powerpoint slides, overnight and practical exercises.
The module is part of the collection of approved training materials of

Intellectual property and copyright:

Intellectual property: not strictly indicated, presumably: Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA), Nottingham, UK.

Downloading of the training materials is free of charge but is subject to the Terms of Use of

Student Manual and course syllabus are provided under Creative Commons, Attribution – NoDerivs:

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