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W505 Control of Hazardous Substances


W505 Control of Hazardous Substances

This course describes the ways in which exposure to hazardous substances arises in the workplace, and introduces the methodologies and technologies available to control exposures and thereby reduce risks to health.

On successful completion of this module, attendees should be able to describe how airborne contaminants are generated, the range of approaches to risk reduction the importance of design considerations in terms of the workplace, process and plant.

Attendees should be able to describe the principal elements of the exhaust ventilation system, recognising the limitations of local exhaust hoods and enclosures to optimise their effectiveness.

Attendees should also be able to recognise the impact of the control measures and to take a holistic approach to the design of control solutions.

Who should attend?
Personnel managing workplace safety and health, workplace safety and health professionals, and consultants and professionals who are involved in the management of hazardous substances.

Course Outline

  • Hazardous Substances Uses and Processes
  • Workplace Control Principles
  • Process Design and Principles
  • Ventilation Systems and Performance Assessment
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Administrative Elements

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 attendee is certified with the Fundamentals of Occupational Hygiene (W201) certification. Ideally, a 'WPLN Level 5' or an 'IELTS Level 5' would be recommended to ensure quality comprehension of the subject matter. 

Course Duration: 5 days
Time: 0900 - 1800 hours
Course Fee: SGD1,499 + 7% GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Scheduled Date(s):

  • 24 - 28 July 2017
These dates above are provisional. For more information about the courses above, please email us at [email protected].

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W505 Control of Hazardous Substances

Training info

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


Location IOM Singapore, 30 Raffles Place, Chevron House, #17-00 Singapore 048622
Starts 08 Jan 2018 09:00
Ends 12 Jan 2018 18:00
Course leader Dr Michael Riediker
Places 20
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