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The Role of Industrial Hygiene
Work place injuries and illnesses are caused by conditions and materials used in the work environment. Work-related health problems are preventable by changing how work takes place and how materials are used in the work environment.
The purpose of industrial hygiene within the context of our clinic is to identify and reduce hazardous work conditions.
The OHCC-based industrial hygienist has the advantage of working with a team of health care providers first to prevent occupational illness and injury, or to diagnose and treat work-related health problems when they occur.
Because new materials are manufactured and workplace conditions are constantly changing, industrial hygienist needs strong research skills to keep up with any possibly adverse health effects as information about them is known. It is a field that is constantly evolving.
What Do Industrial Hygienists Do?
How Can Patients Work in Partnership with Our Clinic's Industrial Hygienist?