The American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) will launch an information campaign designed to raise the profile of Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH) by explaining who they are and what they do.

The group says it will use online videos, among other tools to reach the public, private and government sectors.

One of the goals of the ABIH is to promote the advancement of the industrial hygiene profession by offering the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certification and to create awareness of the important role these professionals play in today’s society.  

In this latest effort, the ABIH will use the services of public relations firm Cochrane & Associates, LLC - a company that has worked with professionals from the industrial hygiene, health & safety, indoor air quality (IAQ), building sciences, and infectious disease control industries. Cochrane & Associates will also be employing their IAQ Video Network to develop online videos to disseminate important industrial hygiene and ABIH related information.

“The ABIH role is critical to ensure that only qualified and knowledgeable individuals attain the CIH credential, our highest level of recognition for industrial hygiene professionals,” reported Tracy Parsons, CIH, Administrative Program Manager at ABIH.  “This new campaign will increase awareness of the ABIH’s role and of the benefits of using CIHs.”

A CIH is an individual who has met the requirements for education and experience, and through examination, has demonstrated knowledge and skills in the following areas:

•   Air Sampling & Instrumentation
•   Analytical Chemistry
•   Basic Science
•   Biohazards
•   Biostatistics & Epidemiology
•   Community Exposure
•   Engineering Controls/Ventilation
•   Ergonomics
•   Health Risk Analysis & Hazard Communication
•   IH Program Management
•   Noise
•   Non-Engineering Controls
•   Radiation – Ionizing and Non-ionizing
•   Thermal Stressors
•   Toxicology
•   Work Environments & Industrial Processes

The ABIH has been certifying professionals in the practice of industrial hygiene since 1960.