Historically, industrial hygiene has improved work environments in a host of industries. Industrial hygienists have measured parts of contaminants per million and have worked to build safeguards such as threshold limit values (TLV), used to gauge permissible exposure limits. In short, industrial hygienists have reduced radiation, air and noise pollution; reported on the effects of molds and fungi; and increased general awareness regarding fatigue and repetitive motion.
Armed with the wealth of information uncovered by the IH community, organizations have most of the critical information needed to implement effective training programs. Still, in order to ensure training is implemented beyond the classroom, managers need to understand and address human behavior.