What Is Industrial Hygiene?
According to OSHA, Industrial hygiene is the science of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling workplace conditions that may cause workers' injury or illness. Industrial hygienists use environmental monitoring and analytical methods to detect the extent of worker exposure and employ engineering, work practice controls, and other methods to control potential health hazards.
Industrial hygienists must be acquainted with the hazards' characteristics in order to be effective in recognizing and evaluating on-site hazards and recommending controls. Major job risks can include air and chemical contaminants, as well as physical, biological, and ergonomic hazards.