16. HAZARD EVALUATION
Industrial hygiene is
the study and prevention of occupational illnesses due to materials and
conditions present in the workplace. This involves the anticipation,
recognition, evaluation, and control of workplace hazards to maintain a
healthy and safe environment for all university faculty, staff, students,
and visitors. EH&S staff can assist with the evaluation and control of the
Chemical hazards - lab chemicals, cleaning supplies, paints,
Physical substances - heat, cold, radiation, noise.
Biological substances - blood, body fluids, infectious agents.
air quality - health effects experienced while working in campus
buildings caused by airborne agents.
Ergonomics - musculoskeletal disorders due to repetitive motions
with poor positioning or excessive force.
Non-Routine & Hazardous Activity-