Environmental and Occupational Health

Industrial Hygiene Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, Industrial Hygiene students are able to:

  • Recognize health hazards that cause illness and injury associated with occupations;
  • Apply basic scientific and engineering principles to anticipate and identify actual and potential health hazards in the workplace;
  • Interpret literature and incorporate this knowledge into the evaluation and management of occupational health hazards;
  • Apply the principles of engineering in the design of appropriate controls for workplace health hazards;
  • Evaluate need, recommend, maintain, and manage the use of appropriate types of personal protective equipment for control of worker exposures;
  • Conceptualize, develop, manage, and evaluate health programs in industry and elsewhere;
  • Communicate verbally and in writing research methods, results, conclusions, and implications as demonstrated through the preparation and defense of a thesis;
  • Communicate verbally and in writing to professional peers, labor, management, and diverse community populations, the nature, risks, and remediation of occupational health hazards; and
  • Interpret and assure compliance with applicable government regulations and national standards for good work practices related to occupational safety and health.
The Industrial Hygiene Program student outcomes meet the requirements of the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org as shown in the table found here.