California Industrial Hygiene Council

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"WHAT IS AN

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST?"

Presented by

THE CALIFORNIA INDUSTRIAL
HYGIENE COUNCIL

1999


What Is

An


Industrial Hygienist?


Experts in the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and
control of environmental hazards


Work to decrease any risks that may threaten the health

and safety of workers, public community, and
environment

What Is

A

Certified Industrial Hygienist?


College degree in science or related field


Five years of professional experience


Examinations


Administered by the internationally recognized American
Board of Industrial Hygiene


Continued education


Code of ethics


What Are Some Environmental
Hazards?


Toxic Chemicals


Indoor Air Quality



Reproductive Hazards


Temperature Stress



Electromagnetic fields


Radiation


Lead


Noise


Asbestos



Infectious Biological
Materials


Repetitive Motion Trauma


Confined Spaces


How Do Industrial Hygienists
Evaluate The Environment?


Institute controls and procedures using scientific methods
and the latest research to prevent future injury or illness


Identify dangers in the work
-

place and community by

testing and monitoring

potentially harmful

situations and hazardous

work practices

How Do Industrial Hygienists
Protect Workers?


Assess on
-
the
-
job exposure to potentially harmful agents
such as chemical and biological materials, radiation, and
infectious biological materials


Take air samples and run tests to determine exposure levels


Determine if exposure warrants concern


Help design and implement steps to create a safer and


healthier work environment

How Do Industrial Hygienists
Protect Workers?


Training


proper use of protective equipment


safe work practices


legal requirements for specific tasks


Advise and coordinate efforts between physicians,
toxicologists, engineers, employees, managers, community
representatives, and others to achieve a safer environment


Prescribe engineering control measures

How Do Industrial Hygienists
Protect The Community?


Respond to chemical spills to identify, evaluate, and
control health hazards


Monitor and control workplace




emissions to the community


Evaluate and control environmental




health hazards in public areas


Evaluate potential health hazards in the home, such as
lead, asbestos, and radon


Provide valuable information on toxic chemicals, physical
agents, and biological hazards to the public


Prescribe engineering control measures

What is the California Industrial
Hygiene Council (CIHC) ?



Key resource for up
-
to
-
date scientific and technical
expertise on health & safety legislative and regulatory
activity


Provides public access to qualified Industrial Hygienists


Formed in 1990 by representatives of California sections
of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)


Industrial Hygiene professional membership & By
-
laws


Retains Sacramento Advocacy for legislative presence


Political Action Committee allocates campaign contributions


Ten board members


What CIHC can do for you?


Provide scientific and technical expertise on proposed
health & safety legislation at no cost


Respond to your comments, questions, and concerns via:




Sacramento Advocacy


2220 Capitol Avenue


Sacramento, CA 95816


(916) 447
-
7341


FAX (916) 448
-
3848


www.sacadvocacy.com


email: cihc@sacadvocacy.com





Jan 1999


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