Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

Industrial Hygiene

Industrial (Occupational) Hygiene is the professional art and science involving the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of occupational and environmental health and safety hazards.

Student Field Trip
Industrial hygienists (IHs) work closely with management of companies, government organizations, labor groups, and other occupational health professionals to identify and evaluate potential exposures to chemical, physical, and biological hazards.   Once a potential hazard is recognized, the focus is on developing exposure controls to protect individuals inside and outside the work environment.   The methods for exposure control that may be considered and recommended by an IH include engineering controls, administrative programs, and/or use of personal protective equipment.

The IH Program at RMCOEH was established in 1977 as part of the University's original NIOSH Education and Research Center grant.  The program continues to operate within a world-class, interdisciplinary occupational health education and research environment. 

Full-time students may receive full or partial NIOSH financial support that can include tuition payment and provision of a stipend.

Letter to IH Applicants Educational Objectives
IH Courses Consultation

For additional information, please contact:

Janet Torkelson
MSOH/MOH Academic Coordinator
Phone:  801-581-5056