Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
Available for MP4 video download by purchasing a corporate or single-site license.
Industrial Hygiene is the science of protecting and enhancing the health and safety of people at work and in their communities. Typically, an Industrial Hygienist deals with five types of hazards: physical hazards, chemical hazards, ergonomic hazards, biological hazards, and air contaminants. When an Industrial Hygienist is assigned to a facility, they will initially perform a workplace analysis to determine what jobs and workstations may be sources of potential problems. The Hygienist will then analyze the hazards and investigate what can be done to either eliminate or control them.
This program discusses how Industrial Hygienists do the following:
- Look at the work environment
- Identify problems that could affect workers' safety and health
- Find ways to eliminate or alleviate those problems