Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene: Mining

This course is designed to familiarize participants with the industrial hygiene principles of anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control, and how they relate to the reduction or elimination of occupational health risks.

This course examines occupational health hazards associated with certain chemical, physical and biological agents, as well as ergonomic stresses found in the workplace environment. Other topics include legislative requirements, hazard management, risk assessment and evaluation, exposure calculations, and selecting controls using the Hierarchy of Controls and the Source-Path-Receiver models.

The course meets the knowledge requirements for the module Follow Health and Hygiene Procedures/Guidelines of the Common Core for First Line Supervisors (including Program #770121, #770131 and #770141). To become fully accredited under the supervisory common core programs, participants must return to their workplace and demonstrate to a qualified trainer their skills and their understanding of the company's specific requirements according to government legislation, company standards and manufacturer specifications for health and hygiene.


To ensure success in this module, all participants should have taken WSN's Act & Mining Regulations and Introduction to Mining Safety Programs courses.

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for supervisors from all mining sectors, JHSC members, and health & safety personnel.

1 day
Material(s) included with this course
  • Participant Manual
Equipment needed

For all Supervisory Common Core sessions, please bring your copy of the OHSA Reg 854 for Mines and Mining Plants – reference copies will be available at the session.