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Michael G. Yost
ENV H 557
Seattle Campus

Exposure Controls

Presents engineering concepts for selecting exposure controls for chemical, physical, and biological agents. Topics include regulatory mandates, hazard rating strategies, protective clothing, respiratory protection, chemical safety management, building ventilation, local exhaust ventilation, chemical and biohazards controls, airflow measurements, and ventilation troubleshooting. Offered: W.

Class description

This introductory course covers the principles of industrial ventilation and engineering controls for airborne hazards. The course is intended for graduate students in environmental health, safety engineering, ergonomics and industrial hygiene. Topics covered will include physical aspects of contaminant dispersion, basic fluid mechanics of flows in ducts, air measurement, exposure assessment estimation methods, and engineering controls. Emphasis will be on modeling and control of occupational chemical and dust hazards with additional discussion of community and environmental control measures where appropriate.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture and problem-based learning (team projects)

Recommended preparation

Some knowledge of basic mechanics and engineering; use of computers and spreadsheets for calculations.

Class assignments and grading

homework/problem sets, midterm final or intensive class project


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Michael G. Yost
Date: 01/05/2004