INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE SAMPLING STRATEGIES
Course Number: OSH 626
Credit Hours: 3
Bassam H. Atieh, Sc.D.
Industrial Hygiene Sampling Strategies
Advanced in-depth study of the approaches to workplace sampling. Emphasis is on sampling
methods, passive sampling, sampling devices, breathing zone, and area sampling strategy.
Course work will include lab. sessions and field experience. This course is designed for
graduate students only.
To prepare students to conduct in-depth and comprehensive air sampling and analysis.
Course Objectives (a,b,c,d,h,k)
By the end of this course:
- Students will become familiar with different types and methods of sampling.
- Students will be able to analyze results and statistically accept or reject them.
- Students will be able to choose the proper method and equipment to sample different
types of airborne agents.
- Students will be able to use analytical instruments and microscopes.
- Students will be able to identify, calibrate and use sampling equipment.
- Students will learn how to analyze data and write technical reports.
- Introduction to Air Sampling
- Math. Review and Statistics
- Air Flow Measurement, (Includes Lab. I)
- Particulate Sampling, (Includes Lab. II)
- General Gas Properties
- Microscopy, (Includes Lab. III)
- Particulate Sampling II and Particle Sizing
- Stack Sampling
- Sampling Strategies
FINAL EXAM (COMPREHENSIVE)
Field & Laboratory Experiences
Field work and laboratory sessions requires in-depth written reports as directed by instructor.
Lab. reports must be typed and presented on time. Reasonably late reports will be accepted
but will lose one letter grade. Unreasonably late reports will not be accepted.
- Homework: 10%
- Labs: 30%
- Midterm Exam: 30%
- Final Exam: 30%
- Attendance is required.
- Unexcused absences will affect your final grade for the course.
Academic Honesty Policy
Refer to your undergraduate/graduate bulletin.
Cheating, plagiarism (submitting another person's material as one's own, or doing work for
another person which will receive academic credit) are all impermissible. This includes the
use of unauthorized, books, notebooks, or other sources in order to secure or give help during
an examination, the unauthorized copying of examinations, assignments, reports and term
papers, or the presentation of unacknowledged material as if it were the student's own work.
Disciplinary action may be taken beyond the academic discipline administered by the faculty
member who teaches the course in which the cheating took place.
Recommended Texts & References
- Air Sampling Instruments, ACGIH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Latest Edition.
- The Occupational Environment-Its Evaluation and Control, AIHA Press, Latest Edition.
- Graduate status
- OSH 420
- PHY 125 or equivalent
- Instructor's approval
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