Learn all about Industrial Toxicology via this easy e-learning course and get certified.
What is Toxicology?
Toxicology is the study of toxins, in other words, poisons. Many industrial processes use materials that are either toxic by themselves or create materials that may be toxic (poisonous). These toxins may affect humans, plants, animals and the environment.
Why should you learn Industrial Toxicology?
Toxicology is the study of poisons. Industrial Toxicology is that branch of toxicology that deals with toxins associated with industrial processes. This is an important part of Process Safety Management, yet it finds very little coverage in any Process Safety Course. Hence Abhisam decided to create a course that will help Industry professionals understand toxicology as it applies to them. Note that in the chemical industry and allied industries (such as Oil & Gas, petrochemicals, plastics, agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals), most materials used are toxic to some degree. There are no harmless substances used in these industries, we only have methods to reduce the potential harm that can be inflicted to a minimum.
Thus, Industrial Toxicology is an important part of Process Safety Management. Any industrial process has several risks associated with it. These risks may be due to the raw materials themselves being poisonous (or the intermediates in the process, or even the finished products), explosive, flammable or in other ways harmful to the environment.
In this course, we will study the toxicity mechanisms of these materials that may cause harm to not only workers inside the plant premises, but also to the general population outside, either during an accidental release or leakages while being transported or handled. If you are in any way responsible for safety of any industrial facility (including plants, storage areas, warehouses) or in charge of safety of shipping vessels or trucking, then you must be familiar with Industrial toxicology. Or you may be working for a regulatory authority or a government agency in charge of industrial safety. In all these situations this course will give you a good background in Industrial Toxicology.
What will you learn in this course?
In this course, you will learn
*What is toxicology?
*Why toxicology is important to engineers?
*What are the ways toxicants enter biological organisms?
*What are the ways toxicants are removed from biological organisms?
*What are the effects of toxicants on biological organisms?
*What are the methods to prevent or reduce the entry of toxicants into biological organisms?
*What are toxicological studies?
*How to derive the probability function for Response versus % population? What is the use of this in practice?
*What is the dose versus response curve? What is the use of such curves in practice?
*How to measure toxicity?
*What is relative toxicity? How to interpret the toxicity curves?
*What do the LD50 values mean? What is TLV? What is TWA? What is PEL? How are these determined?
What does this course contain?
This course is in the popular Abhisam XPRTU format. This means that you will see a mix of text, animations, videos and pictures, real life examples and exercises that help you gain a deep understanding of the subject.
What versions are available?
At present two versions are available for the stand alone course, Online and Standard. The online version allows you to access the course online on the Abhisam Learning Portal for a period of 1 year at any time. You can renew the access if you so wish at a discount. The price includes the certification exam, certificate and an electronic badge that can be shared online at portals such as LinkedIn.
The Standard version allows you to download the program and install it on any one PC/laptop that runs any Windows OS (7,8 or 10) for a period of 3 years OR access it online on the Abhisam Learning Portal for a period of 3 years. The price includes the certification exam, certificate and an electronic badge that can be shared online at portals such as LinkedIn.
Is it part of the Abhisam Process Safety management suite?
Yes, this course is part of the Abhisam Process Safety Management suite. If you buy it then this course is part of that and you will get access to it.
Note: You can get this course as a Stand Alone Course, or as part of the Abhisam Process Safety Management bundle.
Is this the only way to learn about Industrial Toxicology?
No, you can also attend our Blended learning workshops on Process Safety management and this subject is part of that. Not only do you get to attend a classroom style training, but you also get to access the online Blended learning modules.
Why can’t I find this information online for free? Can I not read free books online?
You can of course find a lot of information online for free, but it is unauthenticated. You will also spend a lot of your time, searching for matter that is relevant to toxicology as it applies to Industrial operations. By itself this is a big subject and there is literature out there that is relevant to other aspects such as Forensic Toxicology or Pharmacology, which may not be useful to you, if you are working in industry.
Secondly you may find the raw information that you find online in various forums or books hard to digest. We explain everything beautifully in an easy to understand manner, which makes it faster to learn, since we value your time.
Lastly nobody will issue you a certificate because you found information online or you read a book.
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