HSC 248 HW 2: Using math to solve occupational health problem set 1
Due Sep 8, TH, 9:35AM, 20 pts
1. Convert 10,000 micrograms into grams.
2. How many mg/m3 of benzene (MW = 78.11) are there in 10 ppm (2pts)?
3. If you have an air pump that runs at
HSC 248 HW 4
Due Sep 20, Tu, 11 AM, 15 pts
In order to protect workers, you must first recognize the presence of a hazard and then characterize its risk. Once
the risk is well defined, the appropriate control procedure may be implemented. The purpos
HSC 248 Occupational Health HW5 Epidemiology and Laws
Due Sep 27, Tu, 15 points
1. A workplace has 250 workers. A survey conducted last spring discovered that 120 workers have
exposed to benzene and 12 workers developed skin disorders. The rest 130
Reading Guide: Checkoway: Characterizing the Workplace Environment
a. Why is it important to have quantitative worker exposure data?
b. Since this information is often not available, how do we estimate exposures?
General concepts of exposure and
Phil Millers lecture over Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) taught me a great deal
about Industrial Hygienists (IH) and their job responsibilities. Phil began the lecture by giving a
brief intro to TSCA, an act administered by th
HSC 248 Occupational Health Homework Assignment: Using occupational health databases
1. Log on to the NLM Haz-Map http:/hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/
Type in the word asthma. Click on the Disease icon and click on the link for occupational
asthma. Notice that there