Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate

Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate Application/Enrollment Agreement

Whether you are just starting out on your career path or are a seasoned professional, your Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate will give you a professional edge.

Although some occupations appear more dangerous than others, potential short-term and long-term health hazards occur in every profession, from bankers to construction workers. Industrial hygiene is the science and art of anticipating, identifying, evaluating, and controlling these hazards such as human exposure to chemical, physical, ergonomic and biological agents, and faulty work practices. In addition to safeguarding the workplace, industrial hygienists apply their skills to community issues such as hazardous waste disposal, indoor air quality and air and noise pollution.

In the last two decades, employment opportunities in the field of industrial hygiene have exploded as a direct result of the passage of landmark federal legislation such as the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA) and the Clean Air Act.

CSU's certificate is designed to enhance the skills of and provide the knowledge graduates need to successfully develop, administer and evaluate occupational safety and health programs. Students are trained not only to recognize occupational hazards, but also to assess their effect on health and to recommend remedial action. Students will examine workplace regulations affecting the industrial hygienist, and will become well-versed with enforcement procedures and processes in occupational law and policy development.

A current shortage of trained industrial hygienists, coupled with increasing career opportunities makes industrial hygiene a wise career choice for individuals seeking to position themselves within fields that offer not only long-term job stability but ample advancement opportunities.

Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate

  • Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
  • Toxicology Review
  • Occupational Health Standards
  • Airborne Hazards
  • Sampling for Airborne Contaminants
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Controlling Airborne Hazards
  • Occupational Skin Disorders
  • Occupational Noise Exposure
  • Ionizing and Nonionizing Radiation
  • Ergonomics and Temperature Extremes
  • Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment

The Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate Program includes:

  • Program Textbook
  • Study Guide
  • Administrative and Faculty Support
  • Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate

Students completing their course online will have unit exams graded immediately. Other features that will enhance learning are discussion boards, online gradebook and course study guide.

The minimum score for successful completion of the Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate program is 70/C. Successful completion of the Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate program is worth 4.5 continuing education units (CEU) or three semester hours of credit.

Who Will Benefit

  • Supervisors/managers assigned health and safety responsibilities
  • Entry-level industrial hygienists
  • Anyone with on-the-job work experience related to health and safety
  • Technical, engineering, safety and health or laboratory personnel making the bridge to industrial hygiene responsibilities
  • Industrial hygienists wishing to expand their knowledge
  • Occupational and environmental health professionals who could benefit from training and educational reference materials

“Employment of occupational health and safety specialists and technicians is expected to increase 9 to 17 percent for all occupations through 2014, reflecting a balance of continuing public demand for a safe and healthy work environment against the desire for smaller government and fewer regulations. Since the September 11, 2001 attacks, emergency preparedness has become a greater focus for the public and private sectors, and for occupational health and safety specialists and technicians.”

~ Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Department of Labor

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the entrance requirements?
A high school transcript is required along with a basic knowledge of science and mathematics (algebra).

How do I get started?
Complete the Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate application, select your payment option, and forward to the address indicated in the application instructions.

Will I have to buy any books or other materials?
No. The university will supply the required text and study materials in the package you will receive within 10 days of registering for the program.

How long does the program take to complete?
You are allotted 10 weeks to complete the Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate program. You can, however, complete the course in less time if you are able. Course completion rate varies from student to student. It is entirely dependent on the amount of time that you will be able to devote to your studies, the level of prior knowledge you bring into your studies and how quickly you grasp new concepts.

Can this certificate program be applied to a Columbia Southern University degree program?
Yes. In fact, successful completion of your Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate program earns CEUs. These CEUs can be applied to CSU undergraduate degree programs.

NOTE: The Industrial Hygiene Management Certificate is not a certification. Completion of the Industrial Hygiene Management course does not authorize individuals to use the designation of "Certified Industrial Hygienist" or "CIH." The use of Certified Industrial Hygienist or CIH by an individual is approved by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) by successful completion of their requirements. For more information on the Certified Industrial Hygienist or CIH designation, please visit: