The "Science of Safety" also known as toxicology is a critical topic for occupational and environmental health and safety professionals to understand. Information and knowledge about toxicology help OESH professionals implement safety programs and policies to limit workers' exposure to toxic substances. These programs and policies prevent and reduce the likelihood that a disease or other negative outcome will affect the community around them. Understanding the fundamentals of toxicology can help you anticipate the potential for exposure, recognize routes of exposure, and notice signs and symptoms of exposure while helping you to take steps to prevent exposure. These concepts are a major component found on OESH certification exams too!
This self-paced PDC will give you the toxicology terminology you need to interpret reports and describe the major types of toxicological interactions while providing the history and principles of toxicology.
0.4 CEUs available for those who complete the course. Eligible for contact hours through the BGC, BCSP, IHMM, and other OESH certifying agencies. Learn more
On-Demand Training Modules
Slide-based instructional videos guide you through the learning objectives for each course.
Interactive Activities and Assessments
Test what you learned by answering quiz questions, completing short assignments, or completing a fun activity.
Easily access On-Demand modules when it convenient for you. Pick up where you left off.
Q&A forums allow you to ask the instructor questions and get feedback on assignments.
Eligible for CEUs and Contact Hours.
The Science of Safety Self-Paced PDC Details
This self-paced course is designed to provide OESH professionals additional exposure to toxicology-related topics for certification exam prep or to increase their understanding of the topic.
- Videos and other learning aids are provided for self-paced learning. Course activities may include but are not limited to practice activities, multiple-choice quizzes, and small group activities. These activities are designed to engage participants and assist in the retention of presented information.
- Access to all course activities and materials is available for one (1) year from the paid registration date through the Bowen EHS® Learning Center.
Upon completion, participants should be able to:
- Describe the differences between toxicology and pharmacology.
- Define basic toxicology-associated terms.
- Identify and interpret basic toxicology reports and information sources.
- Describe the major types of toxicological interactions that can result from exposure to toxicants.
- Describe the basic physiology and process of toxicokinetics.
This course contains 4.0 hours of instruction. 0.4 CEUs are offered for this course.
As an IACET Accredited Provider, Bowen Learning Network offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
Eligible for contact hours with the BGC, BCSP, IHMM, and other OESH certifying agencies.
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Notices and Requirements
Participants must complete the following items to receive a Certificate of Completion:
- View all videos and complete all activities.
- Complete the course evaluation.
No certificate will be awarded to participants who do not meet the above completion requirements.
Bowen EHS may have a proprietary interest in the products, instruments, devices, services or materials discussed in this course.