"What will happen to hygiene?" asks a corporate IH with more than 25 years in the profession. "Have we worked ourselves out of a job? No more mold to chase, no new health and safety regulations or crises. All wound down?"
"Don't marginalize me yet â€” I've still got 10-15 years before retiring," a typical IH might exclaim. Indeed, 80 percent of the IHs polled in ISHN's 2005 White Paper survey are between the ages of 40 and 60. So what constitutes career options at this point for IHs raised in the OSHA glory years of the '70s and '80s?