OH2: Exposure assessment and hazard recognition

Module Description:


People are subjected to various exposures in their working life. After successful completion of this module, students will be able to analyze the type of exposure, and develop effective counter-measures.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate the working environment with respect to overall exposure and possible contamination
  • Develop the appropriate measurement strategy
  • Record, analyze, and interpret measurement results
  • Critically discuss results and draw conclusions
  • Write report and communicate results


  • Fundamentals of occupational hygiene and occupational hazards
  • Inhalation exposures: gas, vapors, particles (chemical and biological)
  • Dermal exposures (chemical)
  • Exposures to physical agents (noise, vibration, light, thermal stress, radiation, atmospheric pressure)
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) and practical applications
  • Development of measurement strategies and workplace measurements

Dates and location

28 November –2 December and 12–16 December 2016 in Lausanne and western part of Switzerland

Registration Deadline

2 October 2016


CHF 6,800.–