Workplace Exposure

The Workplace Exposure course provides participants with a general understanding of the potential dust, noise or heat hazards in the workplace and the control of those hazards in areas where workers may be exposed to dust, noise or heat.

Duration: 1 day

Who should attend

The Workplace Exposure course is suitable for anyone who might be exposed to noise, dust or heat stress as part of their work, or anyone who wants to improve their knowledge of these topics.

Course delivery and assessment

The Workplace Exposure course consists of 3 sessions delivered over 1 day. Sessions are interactive and participants will be encouraged to get involved in practical exercises and group discussions. Participants will be required to complete a short written assessment for each session. On successful completion of the course and assessments, participants will be issued with a Statement of Completion.

Course content

Session 1 - Heat safety

  • Definitions
  • Causative factors: environmental and endogenous
  • Homeostasis and temperature control
  • Heat cramps to heat stroke
  • Preventative strategies and control measures

Session 2 - Noise awareness

  • Principles of noise and hearing
  • Hearing loss and noise exposure
  • Standards and regulations
  • Noise measurement - personal and area monitoring
  • Noise control and hearing conservation

Session 3 - Dust awareness

  • Dust in the occupational environment
  • Particle sizes
  • Types of dust
  • Health effects of dust
  • Dust measurement
  • Dust control


  • Course materials
  • Morning tea and lunch
  • Statement of Completion