Industrial Hygiene Sampling and Monitoring Instruments

Understand the tools and processes in monitoring industrial hygiene. In this overview of instruments and methods, you will learn about the theories, techniques and procedures associated with the use of instruments to measure air contaminants and physical agents, such as noise, heat and related exposures. This course, designed for those responsible for employee safety and health, includes lectures and hands on laboratory exercises addressing the methods and procedures of using common industrial hygiene monitoring instruments, sample collection and laboratory analysis, interpretation of results and the limitations of these techniques will also be discussed. By the end of this course, students will have an overview of how occupational health hazards are measured.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the techniques and capabilities to measure occupational health hazards, such as chemicals, dusts, noise, heat and other common hazards associated with occupational environments
  • Operate hand held instruments to measure volatile chemicals, noise and heat
  • Interpret the results of sampling and measurements, and to recognize the need to control excessive exposures
  • Understand the major limitations of each measurement technique

Skills You Will Gain

  • Noise measurement
  • Air Sampling
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Handheld instruments

This is a required course for the Workplace Health and Safety Manager Certificate.

Academic Units
Section Number
Instruction Method

Association Credits

CA Dept of Public Health (REHS)
15.00 REHS hours


One Capitol Mall

1 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, 95814

One Capitol Mall

One Capitol Mall 1 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, 95814

Section Notes

This class is scheduled to be held in-person. 

Refund Deadline: 8/21/2024. Refunds and/or enrollment transfers will not be approved after this date.

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received by the refund deadline: 8/21/2024. Refunds and/or enrollment transfers will not be approved after this date. Click here to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.


Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Industrial Hygiene


Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.