Industrial Hygiene Program Requirements
This section has been reviewed and updated as needed: April 2012
The industrial hygiene program deals with the recognition, evaluation, and control of environmental health hazards. Environmental health hazards may include conditions which cause legally compensable illnesses, or any conditions in the work environment that impair the health of employees to the extent that they lose work and/or efficiency.
The program provides industrial hygiene surveys and monitoring to identify hazards, inspections, and other information necessary to control the recognized health hazards.
- Chemical (NC OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1000): Liquids, dusts, fumes, mists, vapors, or gases. The three routes of entry into the body being inhalation, skin absorption, and ingestion.
- Physical: Non-ionizing radiation, noise, pressure, vibration, illumination, and temperature extremes.
- Biological: Viruses, bacteria, fungi, and insects.