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Why should we utilize a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) when performing Industrial Hygiene (IH) monitoring?

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The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) calls Industrial Hygiene (IH) “a science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, prevention, and control of those environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace which may cause sickness, impaired health and well being, or significant discomfort among workers or among citizens of the community.”

Well-executed IH monitoring is imperative to the welfare of your employees and, by extension, your business. It can feel like a monumental undertaking so hiring or contracting an IH professional makes sense. However, you want to make sure the person you hire has the most experience possible. So it’s important to understand why a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is the best choice for IH monitoring.

Cass Willard, a CIH and Senior Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) consultant with PROtect, explains that CIH is the top certification in the Industrial Hygiene field. He says performing effective IH monitoring involves more than the information you can find in a book. To effectively solve the problem, you have to know how to interact with people and assess the individual needs of the company’s employees.

When it comes time to decide who to hire, a CIH is always a smart decision. According to Willard, “A Certified Industrial Hygienist has the right combination of education and experience to do a job in a cost-effective manner and get the right kind of data to make sure workers are protected.”

How PROtect Can Help

When you partner with PROtect for IH services, which are provided within numerous industries, you are assured the expertise of CIHs and solutions customized to the needs of your company.

In addition to CIH staffing, we offer a variety of IH services to ensure your company protects and enhances the health and safety of your employees and the people in your community. We provide:

  • Confined Space Monitoring
  • HAZMAT Surveys
    • Asbestos Inspections
    • Lead-based paint
    • Poly Chlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
    • Mercury
    • Radon
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Mold Assessments
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Assessments and Recommendations
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Exposure Assessments
  • Worker Exposure Monitoring for:
    • Chemicals
    • Personal dosimetry
    • Carbon monoxide
    • Diesel particulates
    • Hexavalent chromium
    • Lead paints and coatings
    • Silica
    • Welding fumes
    • Heat stress

Contact PROtect directly at (316) 927-4290 for a complimentary consultation.

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