Lansing, MI, October 22nd, 2012 -- Protecting the health and safety of American workers is a vital task for industry today. Companies, institutions and government agencies that employ, or contract with industrial hygiene professionals to ensure that this is accomplished, often rely on human resources (HR) professionals to select candidates with the proper education, training and certifications for this critical role.
These HR professionals may be responsible for the hiring of dozens or more positions within an organization along with their normal daily duties. With many of these people being tasked with so many responsibilities, it’s important for organizations like the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) to educate them about the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certification. Some human resources professionals may not have heard of the certification or fully understand what being a CIH signifies.
The ABIH has recently launched a number of awareness campaigns to educate those in hiring positions, industry and the public about the CIH certification. The ABIH goal is to continue to increase the demand for professionals who have distinguished themselves by earning this prestigious certification.
“CIHs themselves also have a vital role to play in this process,” reported Tracy Parsons, CIH, Administrative Program Manager at ABIH. “They are uniquely positioned to address the value contribution of their specific CIH role towards their organization’s objectives. CIHs can ensure that people in hiring positions understand the level of knowledge and professionalism that the CIH represents for their organizations.”
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.