There are different ways to become an occupational hygienist.

A typical study pattern is often a B.Sc. in Science and a M.Sc. in Occupational Hygiene.

This is not always the case, but the knowledge you have is the most important factor.

The attached list are basic fields of knowledge that an occupational hygienist should know about.>

Occupational Hygiene Science

  • Air Sampling & Instrumentation
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Basic Science
  • Biohazards
  • Biostatistics & Epidemiology
  • Community Exposure
  • Engineering Controls/Ventilation
  • Ergonomics
  • Health Risk Analysis & Hazard Communication
  • IH Program Management
  • Noise
  • Non-Engineering Controls
  • Radiation – Ionizing and Non-ionizing
  • Thermal Stressors
  • Toxicology
  • Work Environments & Industrial Processes
OHTA was formed to promote better standards of occupational hygiene practice throughout the world.  They develop training materials and make them freely available for use by students and training providers.  They also promote an international qualifications framework so that all hygienists are trained to a consistent, high standard, recognized in all participating countries.

IOHA supports OHTA and are working together to provide formal recognition of the qualifications delivered by the OHTA training programmes.

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OHLEARNING

The European Network Education and Training in Occupational Safety and Health (ENETOSH) offers a platform for systematic knowledge-sharing on issues concerning education and training in occupational safety and health.

The fundamental aim of ENETOSH is to mainstream occupational safety and health (OSH) into education and training. Our assumption is that mainstreaming OSH into education and training will help boost the overall quality of education and prepares the ground for the development of a culture of prevention.

ACGIH is committed to providing its members and occupational, environmental, health, and safety professionals with the training and education they need to excel in their profession. ACGIH on-demand, live webinar, and in-person education provides members with in-depth knowledge on a variety of topics ranging from industrial ventilation to noise to ethics.

A full listing of educational options can be found on the ACGIH website.

ACGIH WEBSITE

CCOHS – Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety

CCOHS has an established history of collaborating with many Canadian and international partners. Projects with leading workplace health and safety organizations in Canada have expanded the quality and quantity of resources and programs available to workers and employers across the country.

Work with international partners, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Union, has helped to advance health and safety in the workplace on a global level. These partnerships, in addition to its position as one of the Collaborating Centres of the International Labour Organziation (ILO) and WHO, allow CCOHS to provide workers with information from international sources and to share our own knowledge and expertise in return.

AIHA – American Industrial Hygiene Association

eLearning

Affordable, quality education for busy IH and OEHS professionals

Save time, money, and earn contact hours towards maintaining your certification with AIHA eLearning. You’ll receive AIHA’s quality technical content with the convenience of learning when you’re on the go.

There are several formats and price points for every learning style and budget!

https://www.aiha.org/education/eLearning/Pages/default.aspx

Bachelors Level Degree Programs in Industrial Hygiene and Related Discipline

  • Abu Dhabi University Environmental Health and Safety | Click Here
  • Boise State University Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety | Click Here
  • Brigham Young University Occupational Safety and Health | Click Here
  • California State University Fullerton Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety | Click Here
  • California State University Northbridge Environmental and Occupational Health | Click Here
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University Environmental Health and safety | Click Here
  • Central Michigan University Environmental Health and Safety | Click Here
  • Central Washington University Safety and Health Management | Click Here
  • CQU University, Australia Occupational Health and Safety | Click Here
  • Curtin University, Australia Health, Safety and Environment | Click Here
  • Eastern Kentucky University Occupational Safety | Click Here
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Aerospace and Occupational Safety | Click Here
  • Fairmont State University Occupational Safety | Click Here
  • Grand Valley State University Occupational Safety and Health Management | Click Here
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences | Click Here
  • Institute of Technology Sligo, Ireland Occupational Safety and Health (online) | Click Here
  • Institute of Technology Sligo, Ireland Occupational Safety and Health (live) | Click Here
  • Jacksonville State University Occupational Health and Safety Management | Click Here
  • Keene State College Safety and Occupational Health | Click Here
  • Leeds Beckett University, England Safety, Health & Environmental Management, Safety & Environmental Health | Click Here
  • Mansfield University, Pennsylvania Safety Management | Click Here
  • Mahidol University – Bachelors in Occupational Health and Safety with modules in OH: | Click here
  • Middlesex University, England Occupational Safety and Health Management | Click Here
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania Occupational Safety and Environmental Health | Click Here
  • Montana Technological University Health orient Applied Health and Safety Sciences | Click Here
  • Montana Technological University OSH Occupational Safety and Health | Click Here
  • Murray State College Occupational Safety and Health | Click Here
  • North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University Environmental Health and Safety | Click Here
  • North-West University, South Africa Occupational Hygiene | Click Here
  • Oaklahoma State University Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology | Click Here
  • Oakland University Environmental Health and Safety | Click Here
  • Ohio University Occupational Hygiene and Safety | Click Here
  • Purdue University Occupational Health Science | Click Here
  • Purdue University at West Lafayette Occupational Health Science | Click Here
  • Ryerson University, Canada Occupational and Public Health – Occupational Health and Safety | Click Here
  • Southeastern Louisiana University Occupational Safety, Health and Environment | Click Here
  • The University of the West Indies, Jamaica Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health | Click Here
  • Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia Environmental, Occupational Safety and Health | Click Here
  • University of Central Missouri Occupational Safety and Health | Click Here
  • University of Findlay Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability | Click Here
  • University of Houston – Clear Lake Occupational Safety and Health | Click Here
  • University of Hull, England Occupational Health and Safety – 18 month program | Click Here
  • University of Ibnu Sina, Indonesia Occupational Safety and Health | Click Here
  • University of Indonesia Occupational Safety and Health | Click Here
  • University of Iowa Undergrad to grad program-Occupational and Environmental Health | Click Here
  • University of Newcastle Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety | Click Here
  • University of North Alabama Industrial Hygiene | Click Here
  • University of North Alabama | Click Here
  • University of Pretoria, South Africa Occupational Hygiene | Click Here
  • University of the west of Scotland Occupational safety and health | Click Here
  • University of Wisconsin Whitewater, Occupational Safety | Click Here
  • Utah State University Industrial Hygiene | Click Here
  • Wayne State College Safety Management | Click Here

Masters Level Degree Programs in Industrial Hygiene and Related Discipline

  1. USA

  1. Canada

  1. UK

  1. Ireland

  • National University of Ireland, Galway | Click Here (Full time/Part Time options)
  1. Switzerland

  • University of Lausanne (Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Studies Work and Health) | Click Here
  1. South Africa

  • National Institute of Occupational Health – DPH/MPH Occupational Hygiene | Click Here
  1. India

  • ISTAR, Sardar Patel University | Click Here
  • SRM Institute of Science and Technology | Click Here (Part-Time, can be completed while working) 
  1. China

  1. Australia

  1. Thailand

  • Mahidol University – Masters in Industrial Hygiene: | Click here

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