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Industrial Hygiene Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA or CSA.

We Offer Three Different Types of Safety Trainings

Our OSHA-compliant certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.

Online Training

Online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.
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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It's a PowerPoint presentation you can use to train a group of trainees.
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Train the Trainer

Train the trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost.
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Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for hands on training on your own equipment at your location. We come to you (from Rexburg, Idaho) so travel expenses are included, because of this onsite training is best for groups of at least 5-10+ trainees.
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What's in the Training Course?

Our Introduction to Industrial Hygiene training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on anticipating hazards, recognizing hazards, evaluating hazards, controlling hazards, and the industrial hygiene program. 

During this training, we will be taking a look at how industrial hygiene principles apply to the workplace. We will go over how hygienists anticipate hazards and recognize those that are already present on the job. We will discuss how hygienists and employees can evaluate the severity of a given hazard and identify control methods. We will also look at the elements of a successful industrial hygiene program. To conclude the training, we will review some investigated case studies that illustrate the pitfalls of ignoring industrial hygiene principles.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.

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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL-OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!
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Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • OSHA Act of 1970
  • Canada Standards

  • SOR/86-304 PART X – Hazardous Substances
  • SOR/86-304 PART XIX – Hazard Prevention Program
  • Train the Trainer Certification

    The industrial hygiene train the trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the industrial hygiene training online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the industrial hygiene training kit. This option results in an OSHA compliant lifetime industrial hygiene trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Safety Training?

    While OSHA doesn’t have a specific standards for industrial hygiene, under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970, employers are required to provide a workplace that "is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees."

    This means employers have a legal and ethical obligation to promote a work environment that is free from hazards. You and your coworkers have the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes the safety, equality, and well-being of all.

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    Did You Know?

    More than 40% of OSHA compliance offices are also industrial hygienists (OSHA)

    There were nearly 3 million injuries in the workplace in 2018. (BLS)

    Industrial hygienists work in many settings, from offices to factories. (BLS)

    Outside of the United States, industrial hygiene is called “occupational hygiene.” (International Occupational Hygienists Association)

    Industrial Hygiene Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the difference between industrial hygiene and occupational health or occupational hygiene?

    There is no difference between the two. In the United States, people use the term “industrial hygiene.” In most other countries, they use the term “occupational health.”

    What is meant by industrial hygiene?

    Industrial hygiene is a science that involves anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazards in the workplace that could harm employees.

    Why is industrial hygiene important?

    Employees want to return home from work each day just as healthy as when they left. They also want to keep their loved ones safe from any harmful substances they work with on the job. The best way to maintain employee health and safety is to prevent hazardous conditions from arising in the workplace. This helps employees keep their loved ones safe, in turn.

    How do I get my Industrial Hygiene Certification?

    At a minimum, hygienists must get a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study. Then, they must do on-the-job training and get certified through the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. Beyond that, hygienists have to stay up to date on all their certifications. To further advance their career, they may consider getting a master’s degree in a relevant field of study.

    What is the main focus of industrial hygiene/occupational health?

    The main focus is to preserve employee health and safety in the workplace. The goal is to eliminate any work-related injuries or illnesses. Hygienists accomplish this through identifying hazards recommending safer work practices.

    What are the types of industrial hygiene/occupational health?

    The principles include anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazards to employee health and safety.

    What are the principles of industrial hygiene/occupational health?

    The principles include anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazards to employee health and safety.

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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL-OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!
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