Learning outcomes of the course unit
Understand the meaning of industrial hygiene, which is the discipline that deals with the identification, evaluation and control, also for the purposes of prevention and eventual reclamation, of environmental chemical and physical factors deriving from industrial activity, present inside and outside work environments, which can alter the health and well-being of workers and the population.
In particular, occupational hygiene has as its main object the study and intervention on risk factors in the workplace, related to the determination of pathologies of professional origin.
Course contents summary
The course provides the basic information necessary to perform the profession of industrial hygienist.
Risk analysis, assessment and management tools (Concepts and definitions of Danger, Risk, Exposure and Susceptibility; Environmental monitoring; Biological monitoring; Health surveillance; The guiding values for interpreting environmental monitoring data: OEL, TLV, MAK
The guiding values for interpreting biological monitoring: reference values, action levels, limit values that can be used individually or in groups
Lezioni di medicina del lavoro. Eds. Berti.
Assessment methods and criteria