Compiling a “Personal Learning Portfolio”

Anyone intending to take the BOHS Certificate oral examination to achieve the Certificate of Operational Competence in Occupational Hygiene who has taken one or more of the International Modules is now required to submit a “personal learning portfolio” (PLP). This is meant to be a reflective record of continuing learning through: Relevant practical experience inContinue reading “Compiling a “Personal Learning Portfolio””

Examinations Update – International Modules

From 1 January 2012 BOHS is introducing a major change to its examination system. The current occupational hygiene modules will be replaced by the International Modules developed by the Occupational Hygiene Training Organisation (OHTA) As with the current system, candidates intending to obtain the BOHS Certificate via the modular route must complete six modules (fourContinue reading “Examinations Update – International Modules”

Update on BOHS Module P601

Report Requirements Candidates taking the BOHS proficiency module P601(Commissioning and Thorough Examination and Testing of Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems) who successfully pass the written exam, case studies and practical test during the course  are required to submit two test reports to BOHS within 6 months of the course (there are a lot of hoops toContinue reading “Update on BOHS Module P601”

Non-ionising radiation

Non-ionising radiation (NIR), which includes the ultraviolet, infrared and radio-frequency regions of the electromagnetic spectrum, falls within the scope of occupational hygiene. It’s included in the syllabi for the British and American professional qualifications and will normally be studied as part of University occupational hygiene programmes. However, in my experience, most practising occupational hygienists rarely have toContinue reading “Non-ionising radiation”

Update on BOHS Modules

I hope everyone had a good Christmas break and are looking forward to 2011. It’s year that is going to see some significant changes to the BOHS examination system. Module Examination Timings As mentioned in a previous post, this month sees an increase in the time allowed for BOHS Module examinations. For the SAQ sectionContinue reading “Update on BOHS Modules”

The mysteries of chemistry

In the early days of our profession, most occupational hygienists were probably originally analytical chemists. They would carry out sampling and then analyse the samples they’d collected. Their background meant that they had an in-depth knowledge of chemical principles. These days things have changed. In my experience a large proportion of people moving into theContinue reading “The mysteries of chemistry”