Industrial / Occupational Hygienist (4161)

Industrial hygienist conduct research, prepare reports, provide consultation and advice and administer programs in a variety of areas related to the natural and applied sciences. They are employed by federal, provincial and municipal governments, research organizations, consulting firms, environmental and conservation organizations, or they may be self-employed. (National Occupational Classification)

Occupational Profile

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Education

The University of Manitoba does not offer specific training in Industrial/Occupational Hygiene, but does offer some related programs and courses. Students interested in becoming a certified industrial/occupational hygienist may choose to complete a related degree prior to taking an registration exam. Practice within this field requires post-secondary education in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering (ABiH) or environmental science (ECO Canada).

U of M Academic Calendar
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Exploring Other Education Options

Information for foreign-trained Industrial/Occupational Hygienist - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

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Resources

Professional Associations
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Other Links

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Date modified: August 16, 2019