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Industrial Hygiene

WVU Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) has developed and implemented a standardized, systematic process to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control workplace exposures to occupational hazards such as chemical, biological, and physical agents and to manage data related to employee exposures to theses hazards. The goal of this program is to ensure the health of all West Virginia University faculty, staff and students by conducting an evaluation of the following, and to provide guidance for corrective actions when appropriate:

  • An employee’s potential exposures to occupational hazards,
  • The effectiveness of exposure control devices and/or measures,
  • Processes and/or tasks that could result in workplace exposures to occupational hazards,
  • The impact of employee exposure resulting from changes in procedures, processes, equipment or materials, and
  • Compliance with established occupational exposure limits. 
Program document (pdf)