Definitions for "Industrial Hygiene"
The applied science of recognizing, evaluating, and controlling factors in the workplace that may cause illness or injury for workers.
A science devoted to the protection and improvement of the health and well-being of workers exposed to chemical and physical agents in their work environment.
A specialized area within the field of Occupational Health and Safety, industrial hygiene has as its goal the recognition, evaluation, and control of worker exposures to harmful physical or chemical agents or conditions. Workplace monitoring of noise levels, ventilation rates, airborne contaminants, heat exposures, and radiation dose may be conducted by industrial hygienists. Various engineering, administrative, and other methods are employed to control or reduce worker exposures.