Michael G. Yost
ENV H 557
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.
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)
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