The industrial and manufacturing industries rightfully have numerous safety regulations and programs, and hygiene must continue to be in those programs.
The American Board of Industrial Hygiene reported that only 46.2% of the hygiene certification exams taken in 2016 resulted in passing scores. Substances such as asbestos can be fatally harmful to building inhabitants, making industrial hygiene an extremely important area of focus.
Asbestos is being found less frequently in the United States. There is still a very real danger posed by asbestos however.
"About 1.3 million workers in the U.S. are still subjected to asbestos exposure on the job today. New diagnoses for mesothelioma have dropped to between 2,000 and 3,000 per year and appear to have reached a plateau or close to it. It remains a lethal disease, however, with an average survival period after diagnosis of four to eighteen months depending on the type of mesothelioma and the stage at which mesothelioma is diagnosed." - www.asbestosnews.com
The health and safety of workers occupying the industrial and manufacturing environment has been a primary concern of the Argus Environmental staff for nearly thirty years.
Industrial hygiene focuses on the analysis of different industrial and manufacturing processes for potential worker exposures to a variety of environmental hazards. These can include respiratory contaminants, dermal exposures, noise, and ergonomics.
Whether it is through Argus Environmental or another certified hygiene consultant, we highly recommend making sure that your company's hygiene examinations and certifications are up to date. This will ensure a safe working environment for your employees, staff, and clients.