Industrial / Occupational Hygienist (4161)

Occupational hygienists use scientific methodology to anticipate, identify, and evaluate workplace exposures and hazards. They recommend and implement controls to reduce or eliminate the exposures and hazards. They suggest changes to work environments and processes and inform managers and workers on ways to reduce the risk of injury or illness from occupational hazards. (alis)

There are a number of places where occupational hygienists can find employment, including: federal, provincial/territorial, and municipal government departments; industries like manufacturing, oil and gas, agriculture, transportation, and forestry; public organizations such as hospitals, universities, and school boards; and consulting firms. (ECO Canada)

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Education

The University of Manitoba does not offer specific training in Industrial/Occupational Hygiene, but does offer 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. Background education for this field may include post-secondary education in industrial health and safety, biology, chemistry, physics, engineering or environmental science (ABIH & ECO Canada).

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

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Date modified: August 28, 2019