Regulatory Training: Occupational Hygiene

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Course outcomes:  Occupational Hygiene Training

The concept of Hygiene training in the working place.
Describe recognized environmental factors which influence workplace conditions.
To control the factors
Emergency Preparedness Occupational Hygiene Training

Purpose of the course:  

The purpose of this course is to enable learners the basics of Occupational Hygiene.

The purpose of this course is to enable learners the basics of Occupational Hygiene.

Training in Occupational Hygiene is crucial for several reasons:

  1. Health and Safety: Occupational hygiene training helps to protect the health and safety of employees by teaching them how to identify, evaluate, and control hazards in the workplace. This includes physical hazards (like noise and temperature), chemical hazards (like gases and dust), and biological hazards (like bacteria and viruses).
  2. Regulatory Compliance: Many jurisdictions require businesses to comply with occupational hygiene standards. Training helps businesses meet these requirements and avoid potential fines or legal action.
  3. Productivity: Healthy workers are more productive. By reducing workplace hazards, occupational hygiene can help improve productivity and reduce costs associated with sick leave and health care.
  4. Risk Management: Occupational hygiene training helps businesses manage risk by identifying potential hazards before they cause harm. This can help prevent accidents and illnesses, reducing the potential for costly lawsuits and damage to the company’s reputation.
  5. Employee Morale: A safe and healthy work environment can improve employee morale and job satisfaction, leading to lower turnover and better overall performance.

In summary, training is a vital part of maintaining a safe, healthy, and productive workplace. It’s not just about following regulations – it’s about creating an environment where employees can do their best work without risking their health. It’s an investment in the wellbeing of the workforce and the success of the business.

Attendance certificates will be issued electronically, in PDF.   

SAQA unit standard aligned :
Unit standard 259609 Demonstrate an understanding of Occupational Hygiene 

The skill, knowledge, and values reflected in this unit standard form part of the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Environmental Practice NQF Level 2.