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Certified Industrial Hygienists in Demand Following Hurricane Sandy

The American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) applauds the efforts of many industrial hygiene professionals helping to rebuild following Hurricane Sandy.


Last month, Hurricane Sandy left a path of destruction across many parts of the East Coast.  In addition to dozens of deaths, the historic storm also caused billions of dollars in property damage to residential, commercial and institutional properties.
People have begun the long process of rebuilding their homes, businesses and communities.  As they rebuild many health and safety professionals have reminded the area’s residents to be aware of a number of potential hazards that Hurricane Sandy left in her wake.  These issues range from mold growth and microbial contamination from flood waters to altered work environments and industrial processes in damaged facilities.
Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH) are able to help with these issues and many more because of their broad comprehensive knowledge base. CIHs are uniquely qualified to anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control health hazards, both seen and unseen.  Many CIHs live and work in the impacted areas or may travel to the region to help protect residents, workers and the community from risks and hazards.  CIHs can be located using a Roster search on the ABIH web site.
“The ABIH applauds the actions of CIHs and the industrial hygiene community for their efforts following Hurricane Sandy,” reported Tracy Parsons, CIH, Administrative Program Manager at ABIH.  “These professionals offer crucial support in helping the area safely rebuild and return to normal. Their knowledge of air sampling, biohazards, community exposure, health risk analysis, and work environments are all critical skills during these challenging times.”
To learn more about the American Board of Industrial Hygiene or the CIH program, please email , visit, or call (517) 321-2638.
About the American Board of Industrial Hygiene
Since 1960, ABIH, a not-for-profit corporation, has been the world’s largest, premier organization for certifying professionals in the practice of industrial hygiene. ABIH is responsible for ensuring high-quality certification including education, experience, examination, certification maintenance and ethics enforcement.


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