The US Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) defines industrial hygiene as "the science of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling workplace conditions that may cause workers' injury or illness." Indeed, industrial hygiene is a science - one that requires sound scientific sampling, measurement, analysis, and reporting.
Real-world awareness of the importance of industrial hygiene can be traced to Hippocrates. An interesting brief history of the science appears on the OSHA Website (see: What is industrial hygiene?). In today's world, industrial hygiene is broad in scope encompassing everything from air monitoring at petroleum refineries to dust and particle analysis in machine shops.
How can we help? Industrial hygiene is not as highly regulated or protocol driven as, for example, environmental testing - so there are choices to be made among methods and the related instrumentation. We can help you consider those choices, and then implement them. Count on our experience.
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Industrial hygiene is a broad and diverse science, encompassing
everything from air monitoring at petroleum...