Train yourself to prevent the causes of affecting the health of workers during the performance of their activities and develop and implement measures to prevent and mitigate emergencies in your workplace.

Benefits of the program

  • You will understand the role of the administration of security in companies and propose the necessary changes for the improvement of the health and safety levels of your company.
  • You will analyze work situations related to industrial hygiene and safety.
  • You will know the official Mexican norms applicable to the physical, chemical and biological factors of the work environment, the need for their identification, evaluation and control; as well as the development of preventive measures required for the care and preservation of workers' health.
  • You will analyze the risks of fire and other emergencies that may arise in your workplace and the design and application of preventive and mitigation measures.
  • Determine the risks of machinery, electricity, handling of hazardous materials and the design of specific safety and hygiene programs for each one.

Addressed to

Management personnel, executive, managers and persons responsible for promoting and evaluating the safety and hygiene of productive operations in business organizations, whether public or private.

Content of the program

The Diploma in Safety, Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health consists of seven modules, which add up to 112 hours of study in total.

Module 1. The work environment (16 hours)

  • The work environment
  • Toxicology
  • Occupational health

Module 2. Principles of industrial safety and its administration (16 hours)

  • Principles of industrial safety and its administration
  • Political Constitution of the United Mexican States
  • Federal Labor Law
  • Federal Regulation of Safety, Hygiene and work environment
  • Law of the Mexican Institute of Social Security
  • Metrology and standardization law
  • Official Mexican Standards
  • The mission of the company
  • The vision of the company
  • The company's security policy
  • Business culture
  • The business philosophy
  • Changes of culture
  • The administrative process
  • Security management processes

Module 3. Chemical and physical agents (16 hours)

  • Introduction and background
  • Sound exposure assessment
  • Non-ionizing radiation
  • Temperature conditions high and lowered
  • Lighting conditions of workplaces
  • Definition of chemical agent
  • Routes of entry of chemical agents to the body
  • Classification of aerosols by their size and effect on health
  • Recognition of exposure to chemical agents
  • Sampling strategy
  • Exposure assessment
  • Determination of the concentration measured in the environment
  • Concentration measured in the environment-weighted average in time (CMA-PPT)
  • Application of exposure limits in different environmental conditions
  • Application of exposure limits at unusual times
  • Evaluation of exposure to mixtures

Module 4. Risk analysis (16 hours)

  • Introduction to risk analysis
  • Applicable national and international regulations
  • Mathematics for risk analysis (Boolean Algebra and probability)
  • Failure risk analysis models
  • Probabilistic models of risk analysis
  • Treatment of risks (Risk management)

Module 5. Handling of dangerous substances (16 hours)

  • Management of dangerous chemical substances
  • Toxicity indicators
  • Training and communication of risks
  • Concentrations dangerous to health
  • Physical-chemical properties of substances
  • Incompatibility of chemical substances
  • Industrial ventilation
  • Selection of personal protective equipment

Module 6. Fire protection engineering (16 hours)

  • Fire chemistry
  • Basic hydraulic calculations
  • National and international regulations related
  • Water networks against fire
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Foam systems
  • Detection and alarm systems

Module 7. The risks of electricity and static electricity (16 hours)

  • Static electricity
  • Lightning
  • Earth and ground connection
  • Electrical installations
  • Short circuit and overcurrents
  • Classification of dangerous areas
  • Types of protections by area
Program taught in:
  • Spanish

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Last updated October 24, 2018
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