Applied Health

Course Properties

Course date: 03-12-2017
Course End Date: 07-12-2017
Location Cairo


    This course builds on practical experience and learning on health and industrial hygiene, and intends to build skills to allow participants to be able to apply these techniques within their respective roles. The course is set in a highly realistic case study where management needs assistance to develop a health management system for the construction of a solar array and a new gas-fired power plant. Application of other essential issues and how they relate to the oil and gas industry is also covered - ergonomics, human factors engineering, food and water hygiene, and thermal extremes.

    Other important issues which are covered include health and emergency response facilities, psychological and social impact and fitness for duty. A new topic included is occupational hygiene & medical surveillance requirements.

    A rich variety of exercises, readings, videos and case studies are used to practice application of the learning in realistic situations. The course may be taken either independently or in conjunction with the Applied Safety, Applied HSE Management, and/or Applied Environment courses and serves as a foundation for the AACTD mentored Accredited Health & Safety Practitioner program.


Who Should Attend:

    All staff who have the responsibility for designing, implementing and/or supporting health and industrial hygiene programs in the workplace in conjunction with professional health practitioners including: HSE professionals, Managers, Engineers, Supervisors, Project managers. Some prior knowledge of health related topics is desirable but not essential.


Course Objective:

         Participants attending this course will learn how to:
        • Describe the reasons for and explain how to effectively embed health risk assessment (HRA) into

           business management systems.
        • Outline the reasons for and explain the method for embedding health impact assessment (HIA) in

            business management systems and the importance of engaging internal and external stakeholders. 
        • Outline the procedures to embed the Human Factors Engineering process in the project management

            systems of a typical location or organization.
        • Explain and interpret adverse ergonomic health effects to workers.
        • Describe how to identify the potential medical emergencies in work areas how to develop medical

            emergency response (MER) plans for a typical location.
        • Evaluate and debate Fitness for Duty (FFD) practice & strategy, specifically on the key concepts

            (including alcohol & drug policy) and responsibilities of line managers.
        • Explain how to identify the possible causes for ill health during the food handling cycle and origins of

            water borne health hazards, and prepare corrective actions.
        • Describe how to implement procedures to prevent and respond to hazards from thermal extremes. 
        • Describe the procedures and monitoring required for occupational hygiene in particular, noise and

           vibration, chemical agents, ionising and non-ionising radiation, biological agents.
        • State how to develop and implement procedures to identify and reduce risk of psycho/social agents.