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W507 Health Effects of Hazardous Substances


W507 Health Effects of Hazardous Substances

This course provides an introduction to the principles of toxicology, physiology and epidemiology. The course will cover the main types of harmful effects to target organs from exposure to chemical hazards at work.

On successful completion of this course, attendees will be able to define commonly used toxicological terms, describe the main routes by which hazardous substances can enter the body and describe the factors which influence their absorption, distribution, storage and elimination of the substances. Attendees will also be able to carry out basic interpretation of the results from epidemiological studies.

Who should attend?
Suitable for any workplace safety and health professionals, project managers, support managers, operation managers and anyone in similar professions.

Course Outline

  • Basic Principles of Toxicology
  • Physiology and Target Organs
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Effects and Industrial Processes

Continual Professional Development
WSHO 40 SDU points

Course Assessment
Attendees are assessed with a 40-short answer open-book written examination with an allowed time of 120 minutes at the conclusion of the course.

BOHS will issue a certificate of successful course completion to candidates who have successfully completed the course.

This course is a core module for the International Occupational Hygiene Certificate and an accredited course by the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS).

Pre-requisite and Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN)
Whilst there is no pre-requisite for this course, it is recommended that the attendee is certified with the Basic Principles of Occupational Hygiene (W201) certification. Ideally, a WPLN Level 5 or equivalent IELTS 5-6 would be recommended to ensure quality comprehension of the subject matter. 

Course Duration: 5 days
Time: 0900 - 1800 hours
Course Fee: SGD1,499 (subjected to 7% GST)

Scheduled Date(s):

  • 9 - 13 July 2018

These dates above are provisional. For more information about the courses above, please email us at training@iom-world.sg.

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W507 Health Effects of Hazardous Substances

Training info

Status: This event is approved by OHTA for the international qualifications scheme
Approved by OHTA
Category: Other
Level: Intermediate
Training provider: IOM Singapore Pte Ltd


Location Singapore
Starts 22 Jul 2019 09:00
Ends 26 Jul 2019 18:00
Course leader Mr Zephan Chan
Places 20
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