Training Course on “Occupational Hygiene” in Brunei Darussalam
Date: 18-20 November 2014
Venue: Bandar Seri Begawan - Brunei

The Centre organised a training course on “Occupational Hygiene” in collaboration with the Occupational Health Division of Department of Health Services, Ministry of Health in Brunei Darussalam on 18-20 November 2014. The training course was provided by two experts, namely, Ir Anuar Mohd. Mokhtar, Deputy Director, Department of Occupational Safety and Health, and Mr. Hamidi Saidin, Occupational Health and Safety Expert, with the attendance of participants from public and private sectors.

In his remarks during the opening ceremony, Pg Dr Hj Md Khalifah Pg Hj Ismail, Director General of Health Services at the Ministry of Health, said that occupational health is an important issue in each and every country and Brunei Darussalam is no exception. “It is imperative that all workers must be in good health, both physically and mentally in order to carry out productive work in their respective workplaces,” said Pg Dr Hj Md Khalifah. He also mentioned that hygiene practitioners come from various backgrounds such as chemists, engineers, biologists, physicists, doctors, nurses and other professions all of whom have chosen to apply their skills to protecting the health of workers.

 The 3 day training course on “Occupational Hygiene” mainly covered the following subjects:

  • Introduction to Occupational Hygiene
  • Airborne contaminants
  • Sampling of airborne contaminants
  • Occupational Exposure Standards
  • Chemical Risk Assessment
  • Chemical risk control
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Noise hazard
  • Noise assessment
  • Noise control
  • Heat stress
  • Ergonomics
  • Legislations related to Occupational Hygiene
  • Course assessment