Unit II Introduction Unit II Introduction
Welcome to the second unit!
In the previous unit, you were introduced to the history of industrial hygiene and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). We also explored the organizations such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). In this unit, we will focus on an industrial hygiene program and discuss various ways in which environmental, health, and safety (EHS) departments are organized. We will also explore some professional certifications in the areas of safety and health such as the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).

Unit II Study GuideUnit II Study Guide
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Unit II Journal
Weight: 2% of course grade
Grading Rubric
The placement of the industrial hygiene and safety functions in an organization’s structure can greatly impact how successful the programs will be. Some organizations place health and safety programs under the human resources department. Other organizations place these programs under the plant manager or the production manager. If you were a safety officer for an organization, where would you place health and safety programs in the organizational structure? Explain why you believe this placement would work best for your organization.
Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary.

Unit II PowerPoint Presentation
Weight: 12% of course grade
Grading Rubric
The three major disciplines of the environmental, health, and safety (EHS) field are environment, industrial hygiene, and safety. Create a PowerPoint presentation that provides an overview of each of the three disciplines. Include each of the following elements:
summary of the responsibilities for the discipline,
evaluation of types of hazards addressed by the discipline,
descriiption of how industrial hygiene practices relate to safety and health programs,
descriiption of how industrial hygiene practices relate to environmental programs,
evaluation of types of control methods commonly used by the discipline,
interactions with the other two disciplines, and
major organizations associated with the discipline.