PDC Courses

PDC 1: Noise Control Workshop

Peter Wilson

Date : 22nd – 23rd October
Time : 0800 – 1700

The aim of this workshop is to provide delegates (project, maintenance, design and application engineers etc) with a practical working knowledge of the most effective approach to noise control and the techniques and materials involved for their particular industry.


It also outlines noise control options that are available with the best of current technology that should become standard engineering practice. The objective is to provide engineers and managers with a practical guide to determine what constitutes the Best Practicable Means (BPM) to reduce noise levels and to meet noise specifications. All course material is multi-media with matching course notes. Extensive use is made of video, recorded examples and case studies.

PDC 2: Human Factors Engineering in Design

Rekha Sharma

Date : 23rd October
Time : 0800 – 1700

This course will provide an overview and fundamentals of human factors in oil, gas and process industries, in depth within project early and detailed design, construction and operations phase including design reviews and analysis. The course is valuable in ensuring Human Factors Engineering is incorporated and implemented within systems, procedures and maintenance.

PDC 3: Nanotechnology & Engineered Materials Risk Management

Peter McGarry

Date : 23rd October
Time : 0800 – 1700

Natural and anthropogenic processes, including nanotechnology, are the sources of airborne nanoparticles (NPs), fine and coarse particles emitted into our environment. Concerns about the health effects of NPs, has resulted in calls from various organisations, groups and individuals to assess exposure-related risks to health.


Many anthropogenic sources of airborne particles in workplaces such as welding, smelting and combustion engine processes have existed for more than 100 years, whilst other sources such as laser printers have been present for many decades. And more recently, the twenty-first century has seen what can be described as an exponential increase in nanotechnologies that are also sources of airborne particles.


Workers within nanotechnology-related industries have the potential to be exposed to uniquely engineered materials with novel sizes, shapes, and physical and chemical properties. Although some particles may initially be emitted as NPs, agglomeration processes will often result in exposure to particles across many orders of magnitude in size, from the nanoscale to the supermicrometre scale. Although there is a reasonably good understanding of the dynamics of airborne particle formation and transport, consensus on methods to characterise exposure to NPs is lacking.


This course utilises a framework of ‘anticipate, recognise, evaluate and control’ to introduce the fundamentals of engineered nanoparticle risk management.  Knowledge from related epidemiological and toxicological studies, particle measurement and control methodologies are utilised in support of evidence based practice.

PDC 4: Ventilation in a Confined Space

Rina C Ronaldin

Date : 23rd October
Time : 0800 – 1200

Nor Hafizalena Osman

Date : 23rd October
Time : 0800 – 1200

This workshop is organized to discuss the importance of an effective ventilation and the safety requirements related to confined space. At the end of the workshop, participants are expected to:


  • Understand the importance of having an effective ventilation
  • Understand good configuration of fan & ducting for effective ventilation
  • Know how to calculate the amount of ventilation required for safe working in confined space.
  • Know how to prepare or review a ventilation plan
  • The workshop will be supplemented with videos, a case study and practical exercises to help strengthen participants’ learning and understanding of the subject.
PDC 5: Ethics in Industrial Hygiene

W Sabrina W Mohamad

Date : 23rd October
Time : 1400 – 1700

Norhazlina Mydin

Date : 23rd October
Time : 1400 – 1700

This PDC aims at examining professional ethics for the occupational hygiene profession and for individual occupational health practitioners. Professional from varied fields strive to maintain professionalism in all their varied activities; occupational health practitioners are no different. As the occupational hygiene profession matures, competence and ethical conduct is obligatory.


The rights and responsibility of the occupational hygienist will be discussed from the perspective of the professional practice and morality; and the relationship between the occupational hygienist and the client.


As the occupational hygiene practice grows in leaps and bounds in the East, the applicability of the professional code of ethics which was developed in the West will be reviewed from a cultural perspective.  Common ethical issues and challenges that may be encountered by occupational hygienists will be discussed along with the decision making process required to resolve ethical dilemmas.


This course is requirement for those intending to attain their Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) under the American Board of IH as well as Certified Professional Industrial Hygienist (CPIH) for Malaysia.