Today's News

New credential targets EHS generalists

February 7, 2003
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
The American Board of Industrial Hygiene has a new credential for environmental, health and safety professionals - the Certified Associate Industrial Hygienist (CAIH).

The CAIH recognizes the knowledge and professional experience of individuals who are engaged in industrial hygiene activities, but do not spend most of their professional time in IH activities; and/or work in one or more narrowly focused areas of industrial Hygiene - such as asbestos, biohazards, ergonomics - rather than the full scope of industrial hygiene practice.

ABIH recognizes that the EHS field has changed significantly over the past several years. One of these changes has been the heightened emphasis on the "generalist." Employers and clients expect professionals to perform a wide variety of functions, rather than focusing solely on a particular area, such as safety. Individuals originally trained in safety may now find themselves spending part of their time working in areas that traditionally have fallen under the umbrella of industrial hygiene.

ABIH is currently surveying environmental, health and safety professionals to solicit their opinions on this new credential - even if you think you are not interested in, or eligible for, the CAIH credential.

The deadline for completing the survey is Friday, February 14, 2003. If you have any questions regarding the CAIH credential or the survey, contact Lynn O'Donnell, CIH, Executive Director, American Board of Industrial Hygiene, at (517) 321-2638 or

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to ISHN.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.


Facebook logo Twitter YouTubeLinkedIn Google + icon



Image Galleries

ASSE Safety 2014 Review

A gallery of photos from the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 8-11. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

9/30/14 2:00 pm EST

Leveraging Sustainability Initiatives to Benefit Your Community and Increase Compliance

This webinar will review how General Motors' Sustainability initiatives are being leveraged to improve the community and the environment, create efficient energy programs, improve sustainability tracking, impact on processes and overall reporting and improve overall social, environmental and corporate sustainability.

ISHN Magazine


2014 September

ISHN'S September issue features a series of essay on thought leadership. Get expert advice on self-motivation, compliance and more!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\ISHN\safetyfourth.jpg
Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

More Products

For Distributors Only - SEPTEMBER 2014

ISHN FDO SEPTEMBER 2014For Distributors Only is ISHN's niche brand standard-sized magazine supplement aimed at an audience of 2,000 U.S. distributors that sell safety products. Circulation only goes to distributors. CHECK OUT THE SEPTEMBER 2014 ISSUE OF FDO HERE

ishn infographics

2012 US workplace deathsCheck out ISHN's new Infographic page! Learn more about worker safety through these interactive images. CLICK HERE to view the page.