Importance of Hiring a CIH for Your Company

Do you have a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) at your company? If you do not, you may want to think about bringing in such an individual. A CIH is someone with expertise in the field of industrial hygiene. They will have met a series of requirements in both education, as well as experience. Through an examination process, they demonstrate an ability to improve the workplace by managing hazards and reducing risk.

The CIH exam covers the following subject matter 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


CIHs have to follow an enforceable Code of Ethics and continuing education requirements.