Definitions for "Occupational hygiene"
The applied science concerned with the recognition, evaluation and control of chemicals, physical and biological factors arising in or from the work-place which may affect the health or well-being of those at work or in the community.
Generally defined as the art and science dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, communication, and control of environmental hazards or stressors in, or arising from, the workplace that may result in injury, illness, or impaired well-being of workers and/or members of the community. These hazards or stressors can be biological, chemical, physical, ergonomic, or psychosocial. Occupational hygiene also deals with the assessment of the extent of risk posed by the hazards and the development of effective strategies to eliminate or control the risks (risk management).
Control of exposure from environmental agents as far as is reasonably practicable and the assessment of (and consideration of the acceptability of) the risk to health posed by the controlled agent.