Measurement of Hazardous Substances M501 (replaces W501 OHTA course)
This examination provides you with a sound understanding of the techniques for assessing exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace and with an understanding of how exposure information can be used to assess risk.
Who is it for
This examination is suitable for technicians and technologists who carry out measurements and testing in workplaces.
How to prepare
Candidates can prepare by self-study, but are recommended to follow appropriate in-company training, University course or other course provided by a reputable training provider.
On completing this examination, you will able to:
- describe the general approach to health risk assessment, including the role of atmospheric monitoring;
- select appropriate equipment to measure specific airborne contaminants and devise a suitable sampling strategy;
- present the results in a form useful for health risk assessment purposes to enable management to comply with relevant legislation.
There will be a 40 short answer question “open book” examination with an allowed time of 120 minutes.
M501 is recognised for the purpose of professional training and education by the Faculty of Occupational Hygiene, the Professional Standards Body for UK Occupational Hygiene, Chartered Professional Body and statutory body for the recognition in the UK of overseas professional qualifications in Industrial/Occupational Hygiene.
BOHS is no longer an authorised examining body for the OHTA W501 module or part of the OHTA international training scheme and qualifications framework.