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Occupational Hygiene in Mine Environmental Control
08 JUL 19
Start date
12 JUL 19
End date
R16,245.00

Aims of the Course 

The aim of this course is to give students an understanding of the role of occupational hygiene and health related to mine environmental control.


Course Pre-requisites 

  • Minimum entry requirements for full MEC qualification is an Chamber of Mines Intermediate Certificate in Mine Environmental Control or the NQF 4 QCTO Ventilation Officer qualification.
  • Entry for certificate of attendance or completion of some of the modules within the MEC qualification is an Grade 12 certificate with Maths and Science. Students with matric entry will also be able to complete the assignments and exams for recognition of for the module for which they enrolled as an occasional student, but will not be able to complete all modules and will not be credited with the full qualification.
  • Entry and registration in any particular module is subject to the university’s rights to cancel an individual module.


Course Content

The content of the course will include the following:

  • Provide an understanding of the meaning of occupational hygiene and the demonstration of the relationship between an occupational hygienist and allied relationships.
  • The importance of occupational hygiene and the role of the occupational hygienist in mines and plants.
  • Understand and use of occupational hygiene exposure limits.
  • Standards that make up an occupational health management system.
  • Conducting an occupational hygiene audit.
  • Airborne pollutants and chemical stresses, physical agents and biological hazards.
  • Evaluation of risks and the management and control of occupational health risks.


Learning Outcome

After completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the relationship between an occupational hygienist and allied relationships.
  • Identify standards that make up an occupational health management system.
  • Conduct an occupational hygiene audit.


Method of Assessment

Successful completion of an exam (70%) and assessment (30%).


Number of Notional Study Hours: 100




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