In conjunction with the Health and Wellness Committee, the Environmental Health and Safety Office provides services and resources regarding the health and wellness of our faculty, staff, students and visitors. Some of the services and resources include:
Industrial Hygiene and Indoor Air Quality
Industrial Hygiene (IH) is the science devoted to the awareness and control of environmental factors or stresses in the workplace which may cause sickness, impaired health and well-being, or significant discomfort.
These stressors can include chemical (use, exposure, spills/releases), physical (ergonomic, brute force, repetition) or biological (illness, injury).
Indoor air quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns.
Ergonomics is the Greek term for “Laws of Work”. It is the science of adapting workstations, tools, equipment and job techniques to be compatible with human anatomy and physiology to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and cumulative trauma disorders (CTD) due to ergonomic stressors. In other words, ergonomic assessments can provide valuable tools to assist in fitting the job to the person rather than fitting the person to the job.