The industrial hygiene profession deals with the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of occupational health hazards in the workplace. The industrial hygienist evaluates worker exposure to chemical, physical, and biological hazards, and other factors that contribute to unsuitable working conditions. Industrial hygienists implement measures to control these hazards to provide a safe and healthful working environment. They often are involved with safety and environmental issues as well.
Industrial hygiene students are eligible for a minor in chemistry upon graduation. Students find jobs in private industry, government or consulting firms, and an alumni network provides internship and job opportunities. The USU industrial hygiene program is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore MD 21202-4012, tel. (410) 347-7700. Graduates are encouraged to pursue professional certification as a CIH or ASP/CSP.
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