Industrial Hygiene Training is important if you wish to work in the Occupational health and safety domains of industrial operations. It is a growing field with many opportunities for career progression. Here, we will take a look at the different Industrial Hygiene training courses available to take and which options are best for you. But first let us cover the basics of Industrial Hygiene.
What is Industrial Hygiene?
Industrial hygiene, also known as occupational hygiene, is defined as the discipline that deals with the prevention, control and management of workplace hazards to protect workers from occupational diseases. Industrial Hygiene is all about anticipating, identifying, evaluating and mitigating workplace hazards, which can be detrimental to the health and safety of workers.
Note that these hazards can be of various types such as physical hazards, chemical hazards, biological hazards, ergonomic hazards, radiation hazards and psychological hazards. All these are supposed to be evaluated amd mitigated by a professional known as an Industrial Hygienist or Industrial Hygiene Professional.
Who is an Industrial Hygienist? Who is an Industrial Hygiene Professional?
A trained and certified practitioner in the field of Industrial Hygiene is known as an Industrial Hygienist or alternatively, an Industrial Hygiene Professional.
How to become an Industrial Hygienist?
You first need to have a good background of any scientific or engineering field and must be conversant with physics, chemistry, biology, engineering and math concepts. Then you can enroll in an Industrial Hygiene Training course of your choice. During and after the training, you need to take one or more Industrial Hygiene certification exams to qualify as a certified Industrial Hygienist.
What Industrial Hygiene Training programs are available?
There are several Industrial Hygiene training programs available from several providers, some are the traditional classroom or university style programs that require in person attendance at a physical location, whereas others are e-learning type courses, i.e. Industrial Hygiene courses online. There are programs from different training providers such as AIHA, Harvard, National Safety Council (NSC) and Abhisam. All of these are good Industrial Hygiene certification programs.
Note that Industrial Hygiene is also known as Occupational Hygiene in some regions of the world, such as Europe.
Which Industrial Hygiene course should I take?
You can take the Abhisam Industrial Hygiene Professional course as it covers everything in detail about Industrial Hygiene in one single course (other course providers have multiple courses that cover these topics) that includes Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene training. Abhisam will also soon be coming out with some free Industrial Hygiene courses that you can take before you decide to go for a professional course.
Furthermore you can take it online from the comfort of your home or office and complete it on your own schedule. After completing the course modules, you can take the associated exam, that on passing certifies you as an Industrial Hygiene professional. Lastly the course is the only one that is really cost effective as it is priced under $500.
All the other courses are much more expensive, average cost is about $1500.
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