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SAIOH only provides a list of training providers and courses which may enhance knowledge and understanding of Occupational Hygiene as a service to members and prospective members. Listing them does not imply any recommendation or referral. SAIOH does not accredit any courses at this time. It should also be noted that SAQA does not register or approve short courses. 
Please Note: Training providers are asked to refrain from using any terminology which may mislead candidates into believing that courses or modules equate to a formal qualification accredited by SAIOH, and also to remove our logo from any marketing material, certificates or documentation provided.


  • Ergonomics Legislation Training 2016 - Brochure


Most South African Universities of Technology also offer part-time Tertiary qualifications (BTech degree) in Occupational Hygiene. They are:



The minimum tertiary qualifications in a “related science or engineering field", referred to in the procedure documents, are a three year (at the Occ Hygiene Technologist level) and a four year (at the Occ Hygienist level) Tertiary qualification (Degree
or National Diploma) in Occupational Hygiene or related Sciences.
The Department of Physiology and Environmental Health offers two modules in occupational hygiene as part of their BSc (Honours) in Physiology. The two modules covers the basic principles of occupational hygiene, hazardous chemical substances, ventilation, extreme temperatures, illumination noise and vibration. 
1 University Road, Mankweng, Limpopo 
Contact person: Ms Karlien Linde (Lecturer)
Telephone number – 015 268 2207
Office no 1037, First Floor, Old Q-Block




The North-West University offers a four-year BHSc degree in Occupational Hygiene. The purpose of this four-year professional qualification is to educate and equip students with the necessary scientific knowledge and specialized skills required to become Occupational Hygiene professionals and register with SAIOH. The degree is presented full-time and includes 16 occupational hygiene-specific modules as well as work-integrated learning where students work in specific industries for specified periods of time. For more information visit:

The North-West University also offers MHSc and PhD degrees in Occupational Hygiene as post-graduate qualifications.

Legal Knowledge Certificates

Training on the Legal Knowledge Certificate (LKC) is offered by a number of institutions. You can request an application form to attend this course at the following institutions



SAIOH supports the OHTA International OH Training modules. You can register with any of the Approved Training Providers in South Africa  to receive training in OHTA modules. Their details and training schedules can be found on the OHTA Website and course materials can be downloaded free of charge and studied in your own time. More information about the IOHA Knowledge and Competency requirements can be found here.

The Dept of Occ & Env Health, Univ of Kwa-Zulu Natal


Contact - Prof. Rajen Naidoo or Mrs Julie Hills
Email -  
Tel -  031 260 4507 / 031 260 4471/ 031 764 1240
APEX Environmental - UKZN  OHTA Foundation and Intermediate Level Training Courses 2016 - Programme Schedule.
APEX Environmental -  OHTA W504– Asbestos and Other Fibres National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH) - Johannesburg 5th to 9th October 2015 Registrations close Wednesday 23rd September 2016 - Timetable

Health and Occupational Hygiene Laboratory CC


Contact - Johann DR Beukes or Piet H Meyer
Email -
Tel - 012 653 3850
Poltech (Pty) Ltd


Contact: Philip van Dyk
Email -
Tel - 012 653 2181


Blugrey Occupational Hygiene Consultants (Pty) Ltd


Contact - Pearl Nkosi

Email - 

Tel - 083 243 3932

Nershco Services (Pty) Ltd


Contact - Dr Johan Schoeman
Email -
Mobile - 083 302 6200
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