Industrial Hygiene

Industrial Hygiene

Industrial hygiene is the practice of protecting worker health and safety through the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of occupational hazards. A risk-based approach is used to assess actual and potential exposures to:

  • Chemicals
  • Airborne contaminants
  • Noise
  • Biological agents
  • Ionizing and non-ionizing radiation
  • Physical hazards like thermal and ergonomic stress

Measureable limits have been set for many occupational hazards and the industrial hygienist is uniquely qualified to assess or take measurements and interpret results against the established exposure guidelines. Sample methods and direct reading instrumentation may be used with qualitative risk assessment to develop profiles for similar exposure groups.

Drown Consulting can help you develop an exposure assessment or monitoring strategy and conduct air sampling or noise dosimetry. If you have a program in place it may be a good idea to have it reviewed by a Certified Industrial Hygienist.

Visit the American Board of Industrial Hygiene website: