Lesson 1:SAFETY AND INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE

Introduction to Industrial Hygiene

The course in Safety and Industrial Hygiene contains the following:

  • Lessons in video format with an explanation of theoretical content.
  • Complementary activities that will make research more about the topic, as well as put into practice what you studied in the lesson. These activities are not part of their final evaluation.
  • Texts supporting explained in the video.

There has been an awareness of industrial hygiene since antiquity. The environment and its relation to worker health was recognized as early as the fourth century BC when Hippocrates noted lead toxicity in the mining industry. In the first century AD, Pliny the Elder, a Roman scholar, perceived health risks to those working with zinc and sulfur. He devised a face mask made from an animal bladder to protect workers from exposure to dust and lead fumes. In the second century AD, the Greek physician, Galen, accurately described the pathology of lead poisoning and also recognized the hazardous exposures of copper miners to acid mists.

 

 

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