Certified Industrial Hygiene
The American Board of Industrial Hygiene defines Industrial Hygiene as “the science of protecting and enhancing the health and safety of people at work and in their communities”. Certified Industrial Hygienists
- Understand the human body and how hazards impact health
- Recognize health & safety hazards that may be present in an working or home environment whether that be gases and solvents, noise, ergonomics, biological, radiation or others.
- Evaluate hazards using scientifically defensible methods and communicate findings and risks accurately
- Develop methods to control and manage hazards, following a strict code of ethics.
- Create regulatory compliance and risk management systems to assist help companies sustain
Dr. Lynch is an American Board of Industrial Hygiene Certified Industrial Hygienist, and has also received the designation of Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association; a distinction reserved for only the top 1% of Industrial Hygienists in the USA.
With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. With over 25 years of Environmental Safety and Health Management Experience in manufacturing, healthcare, university and government, ESMCorp is extremely familiar with OSHA standards helping clients manage OSHA compliance and Risk Management efforts.
Risk is defined as a probability or threat of damage, injury, liability, loss, or any other negative occurrence that is caused by external or internal vulnerabilities, and that may be avoided through preemptive action. Identifying internal and external vulnerabilities is a very important job of an industrial hygienist and one that we have been doing well for over 25 years. The understanding of these vulnerabilities can lead the creation of systems and safety programs that are designed to manage and reduce as much risk as possible.