​The Core Competencies for the Practice of Industrial/Occupational Hygiene, 2018 edition, originally published in 2012, provides guidance for those working at the IH technician, practitioner, and professional levels. This digital book outlines the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities that an IH/OH working at different levels of practice should possess.​​​

This new version, updated in 2018, describes additional technical competencies, including emerging issues, fatigue management, and indoor air quality. Important functional competencies such as “soft skills” that contribute to the sustained success of an industrial hygiene professional are also addressed.

This ebook is applicable for several audiences:

  • Students ​gain an understanding of industrial hygiene and prepare for a career in IH/OH.
  • Academic programs may ​reference the document to design, review, and update curricula.
  • Employers establish career paths by setting expectations for knowledge and skill development assigned to IH/OH positions within their respective organizations.
  • Individual practitioners at all stages of their careers find it helpful as a guide to further their professional and career development.

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