Industrial Hygiene


“Industrial hygiene is the science of protecting and enhancing the health and safety of people at work and in their communities. Health and safety hazards cover a wide range of chemical, physical, biological and ergonomic stressors. Those dedicated to anticipating, recognizing, evaluating and controlling those hazards are known as Industrial Hygienists. They are professionals dedicated to the well-being of people at work, at home and in the community.” 

American Board of Industrial Hygiene


At VCU our Industrial Hygiene programs are designed to assist faculty, staff and students from potential exposures to chemical, biological, and physical hazards that can cause adverse health effects when appropriate engineering controls or personal protective equipment is not available. Please refer to the links below to find out more information about the programs available for your health and safety.