The role of an Occupational (or Industrial) Hygienist is to identify hazardous agents; Chemical, Physical and Biological; in the workplace that could cause disease or discomfort, to evaluate the extent of risk to employees' due to their exposure to these hazardous agents, and to recommend ways to prevent or minimize harmful exposure.

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Directory of Sites in Occupational and Environmental Health
Provides many 'home grown' academically derived educational resources (also available as FAQs) as well as vetted and updated 'links' relating to Occupational and Environmental Health and Medicine.
ACGIH
An association of health and safety professionals devoted to protecting the health of the American worker and the environment. It supports the industrial hygiene profession in the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of job-site hazards that may result in injury, illness, to workers.
American Industrial Hygiene Association
The AIHA is "..dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of environmental factors arising in or from the workplace that may result in injury, illness, impairment, or affect the well-being of workers and members of the community."
British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS)
"The aim of the Society is to promote the science of occupational hygiene by raising awareness of the value of the speciality through education, information exchange, research and professional networking."
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