Movie Set and Clapboard

The Role of the Industrial Hygienist in the Movie Industry

Presented: Feb 27, 2024  Available until: Feb 28, 2025

The movie industry presents hazards such as exposure to hazardous materials, noise, and other potential health risks. Industrial hygienists can mitigate these risks by implementing health and safety measures on movie sets to protect the well-being of cast and crew. In addition, industrial hygienists must understand the regulatory framework and ensure compliance with standards that apply to the movie industry. In this webinar, Dr. Farcas will describe the unique challenges in the movie industry and share what he learned from his recent experience as the IH on a movie set. 


Upon completion, participants will be able to:  

  1. Recognize the significance of industrial hygiene in ensuring a safe and healthy work environment on movie sets.
  2. Identify and comprehend the specific health and safety challenges posed by the dynamic and varied working conditions in the movie industry.
  3. Describe the importance of collaborative efforts between industrial hygienists and film production teams in integrating health and safety practices.


Daniel Farcas, Ph. D. CIH, CSP, CHMM, M.S. M.A


Dr. Daniel Farcas has more than 20 years of experience in conducting scientific research and leading production teams in a variety of fields including public health, infection control, nanotechnology, microbiology, silica, and asbestos. He is the author or co-author of numerous scientific manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Farcas holds a Ph. D. in Human and Community Development with a major in Natural Resource Management. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager. Dr. Farcas is also the author of numerous easy-to-understand texts for OEHS professionals preparing for certification exams including “CIH EXAM Equations simply explained and with examples” and “CSP EXAM Equations simply explained and with examples." Last but not least, he is the father of three beautiful and amazing kids.



This course contains 1 hours of instruction. 0.1 CEUs are offered for this course.

As an IACET Accredited Provider, Bowen Learning Network offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

Eligible for contact hours with the BGC, BCSP, IHMM, and other OEHS certifying agencies.

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Completion Requirements

To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, participants are required to complete the following items:

  1. Participate in the live webinar or review the on-demand webinar recording.
  2. Score 70% or higher on the quiz.
  3. Complete the webinar evaluation.

No certificate will be awarded to participants who do not meet the above completion requirements.

Computer Requirements

The Bowen Learning Network online virtual classrooms are powered by BigBlueButton. It fully supports the Windows, Mac OS X, and Chromebook platforms (see below for versions supported). Support is available for iOS (iPads) and Android Tablets. While smart phones can be used, the screens are too small to display all of the aspects of the Virtual Classroom.  For the best online learning experience, the use of a device with a larger screen is HIGHLY recommended. A physical keyboard is also recommended.


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