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Health Hazard Training

August 17, 2017
Birmingham, Alabama

Course Description:

This course will educate students on strategies in recognizing potential health hazards and how to evaluate, and control these hazards in the workplace. Exposure to health hazards continues to be a challenge in the workplace; we will tackle topics relevant to the student and their workplace which will include different types of biological, chemical, physical, and ergonomic hazards. We will discuss control measures and techniques to control health hazards. We will highlight some of the specific health hazards such as lead, silica, and chemical related issues that plague the industry. This course will provide information on the types of health hazards and discuss ways to recognize, evaluate, and control them in the workplace. We will set up a facilitated, interactive training session on different case studies that occur in real workplace experiences. Students will test their understanding of the subject in hands-on activities.

Who Should Attend: Health and safety managers, safety committee members, occupational health nurses, supervisors, human resource personnel who want to obtain information about health hazards found in the workplace.

How You Will Benefit:
• Identify different types of health hazards potentially present in the workplace.
• Discuss techniques to recognize health hazards.
• Describe tools and methods to evaluate health hazards.
• Discuss measures to control exposure to health hazards.
• Chemical hazards
• Biological hazards
• Physical hazards
• Recognition of health hazards
• Evaluation of health hazards
• Control of health hazards
• Case studies, group exercises and demonstrations


8:30 – 9:30 Introduction/ OHSA Standards relevant to health hazards
9:30 – 9:45 Break
9:45 – 10:45 Chemical hazards and Ergonomic hazards
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00 Biological and Physical hazards
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Hands on activity
2:00 – 2:15 Break
2:15 – 3:30 How to successfully control health hazards in YOUR workplace
3:30 - 4:30 Real case studies and examples of health hazards in workplaces
4:30 Adjourn

John R. Moore III is president of Control EHS. He has a proven record as an effective leader and trainer in health and safety. John is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and an OSHA authorized trainer (General Industry and Construction). He has over 20 years of experience applying Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) applications in a variety of industries.




Location / Accommodations:
The workshops will be held at the Courtyard Marriott/Homewood, 500 Shades Creek Parkway, Homewood, AL 35209-4418, (205)-879-0400. For the convenience of our participants, blocks of sleeping rooms have been made at the hotel where the programs will be held. Participants should
call the hotel directly at (205)-879-0400 and speak with Amber or Mechelle for reservations and mention that you are attending a UAB/Deep South Center sponsored course. The room rate is $107.00 night/includes full breakfast. The cut-off date for this room rate is August 6, 2017.

Professional Points:
The Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety is an approved provider of the Alabama Board of Nursing (ABNP0420, expires 01/03/2019) and has awarded the Health Hazard Training program 9.6 contact hours. For all others, the Deep South Center for OH&S provides .8

Registration Fees: 

  • Health Hazard Training program- Thursday, August 17, 2017, 8:30am-4:30pm ~ $150

Registration fees must be received in advance.

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Acceptable methods of payment: VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express

Please make check or money order to: University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Mail to: 
Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety 
UAB/ Ryals Public Health Building Office 520A
1720 2nd Avenue South 
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022

Cancellation Policy: If the workshop is canceled, the Deep South Center for OH&S cannot be held responsible for travel expenses. Refund requests must be made in writing 2 weeks prior to course. A 20% processing fee will be deducted.

Need more information? Call 205.934.7076; or visit

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