Course Description

This course is concerned primarily with two important physical agents in the workplace: noise and heat stress. Other physical health hazards covered include cold stress, whole-body and hand-arm vibration, and barometric pressure. The nature and health effects of these agents, as well as the occupational exposure criteria, measurement techniques, and exposure control methods are reviewed.


Registered certificate program students without the course prerequisites may apply for consideration to enroll in this course. Contact ce@torontomu.ca for more information.

This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.


Prerequisite(s): ENH 220 or in Occ. Health and Safety for Grads


Occupational Health and Safety Certificate students without the prerequisite should contact Rose Reid (rosereid@torontomu.ca)

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