What is Industrial Hygiene?
Industrial hygiene, also referred to as occupational health, is a practice devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of environmental factors and stresses arising in or from the workplace, which may cause sickness or impair the wellbeing of workers & citizens of the community.
Industrial Hygienists in the Digital Age
On Twitter, you’ll find the trending hashtag #IamIH, a digital exploration of the lives of EHS professionals in the industrial hygiene field. Occupational Health & Safety is listed in the top 10 U.S. Job Growth areas, and these professionals make up 40% of OSHA compliance officers. Increasingly, these professionals are embracing software solutions to streamline IH programs, and simplify occupational heath and safety.
From conducting assessments and monitoring workplace hazards, to reporting and analyzing exposure levels – industrial hygienists do it all, monitoring workplace health & safety risks in every industry across the board.
The Future of Industrial Hygiene
Workplace technology is changing rapidly, meaning that managing workplace health & safety is changing too. From changing workplace demographics to new substances & common practices, industrial hygiene is evolving rapidly to adapt.
Here’s our guide to the technologies, challenges and opportunities facing Industrial Hygiene professionals today: