Industrial Hygiene

Industrial hygiene is the science of protecting and enhancing the health and safety of people at work and in their communities.  Health and safety hazards cover a wide range of chemical, physical, biological and ergonomic stressors.  An Industrial hygiene assessment may include monitoring of one or more of these stressors.  Such as air sampling of airborne chemicals or measuring the level of noise that employees are exposed to.  Before monitoring or evaluation of stressors occurs, the stressors must be recognized.  Once the stressor (condition that could lead to adverse health effects to workers) is recognized, or anticipated, then it can be evaluated, measured and eventually controlled or eliminated to reduce the impact of the hazard.