Industrial Hygiene

Industrial hygiene is the science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, prevention and control of those environmental factors or stresses present in the workplace that have the potential to adversely affect the health and well-being of workers and other members of the University community.

The Environmental Health and Safety Division has a team of experienced industrial hygienists who manage a wide range of programs designed to protect the health and safety of faculty, staff, students and visitors on both the main campus and at other University of Florida centers across the state. Program staff routinely conducts hazard assessments and provides recommendations to control hazards in the work environment. Staff also ensures compliance with University health and safety policies and with applicable regulatory requirements.

Training sessions covering various industrial hygiene program topics are provided on a rotating schedule or can be arranged, depending on the subject matter. EH&S industrial hygienists are available to provide consultation and to address the University community’s health and safety concerns. Please feel free to access the specific program information and to contact us directly if there are any specific health and safety questions or concerns.

If you would like to learn more about industrial hygiene and what industrial hygienists do, please watch this short video presentation.