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Introduction to Occupational Health

Do you have part- or full-time safety and health responsibilities? If you do, this course is for you! Review basic occupational health and industrial hygiene principles and become familiar with the concepts of health hazard recognition, evaluation and control. This course is one of three required courses for the Workplace Safety Certificate, to be completed within a two-year period. The certificate is a designation from the South Dakota Safety Council and South Dakota Department of Labor for administrators of workplace safety and health programs.

Members: $155.00 + tax
NOTE: Members may take all three courses in the Workplace Safety Certificate series for $400.
Nonmembers: $205.00 + tax

Prerequisites: NONE

Who should attend: This full-day course is designed for you if you are: newly responsible for company injury and illness prevention programs, a supervisor, or a member of your company's safety committee. It's also a great refresher session for you if you're an experienced safety manager.

You Will Learn:
This full-day course will provide you with an overview of basic occupational health/industrial hygiene principles. You will become familiar with the concepts of health hazard recognition, evaluation and control.

Covering Critical Topics:
  • Health Hazard Recognition
    • Right to Know & Chemical Health
    • Hazards, MSDS and labeling
    • Heat Stress
    • Noise
  • Health Hazard Evaluation
    • OSHA air contaminant standards
    • Overview of industrial hygiene monitoring
    • How to work with an industrial hygienist
  • Health Hazard Control
    • Overview of Control Methods
    • Hearing conservation programs
    • Personal Protective Equipment selection & use
    • Training
Continuing Education Units:
Attend this course and earn .7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the South Dakota Safety Council.

Cancellation & Substitution Policy: Pre-registration and payment at the time of registration are required. Cancellations received prior to 3 business days of the event will receive a full refund or issued credit towards an upcoming class to be used within 90 days. Cancellations received less than 3 business days of the event date will receive a credit for the entire fee to be used within 90 days. If not used, this credit will be forfeited. This policy will be enforced without exception. No refunds will be made on uncancelled registrations or no-shows. Substitutions are accepted at any time. We reserve the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment, or other circumstances which would make the event nonviable. If we cancel an event, registrants will be given a full refund.
Length: One day

Jan 26, 2022
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: South Dakota Safety Council
This training will be in person at the South Dakota Safety Council and will use Meeting Owl for optional virtual participation.
To register, call 605-361-7785 or email

Contact the South Dakota Safety Council at
or phone 605-361-7785 or 1-800-952-5539.