Industrial Hygiene is the practice of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, preventing, and/or controlling circumstances in the workplace which may cause sickness, impaired health and well being, or significant discomfort among employees or in the campus community.

EHS’s role in Industrial Hygiene (IH) includes:
  • Investigating and examining the workplace for hazards and potential dangers.
  • Making recommendations on improving the safety of workers and the surrounding community.
  • Conducting scientific research to provide data on possible harmful conditions in the workplace.
  • Developing techniques to anticipate and control potentially dangerous situations in the workplace and the community.
  • Training and educating the campus community about job-related risks.