This course will provide students with a conceptual framework for toxicology and knowledge and skills relevant to the practice of occupational hygiene. The study of Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology is both a science and art that is devoted to the hazard identification, risk assessment and control of those environmental factors and stresses, arising in or from the workplace that may cause illness, injury, or inefficiency.


  • An introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the human body with a focus on target organs and systems affected by chemical, biological and physical toxicity. 
  • The general principles of toxicology including absorption, distribution, biotransformation and excretion of chemicals. 
  • A historical background, current status and basic concepts of occupational hygiene including anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of workplace hazards.
  • An understanding of the role of the Occupational hygienist and other professionals in the occupational health team.
  • An overview of chemical, biological, physical and ergonomic stresses and an in-depth examination of the relevant laws and regulations.

Individual Course Registration

This course is part of the Diploma program and can also be taken as an individual course for non-credit/professional development.  How many courses can you take before you have to apply to the program? 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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