Business and Professions Code - BPC

Published: 2015-07-08

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Business and Professions Code - BPC


  ( Division 8 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 44. )

CHAPTER 7. Industrial Hygienist Definition and Registration Act [20700 - 20705]

  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1021, Sec. 1. )
ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [20700- 20700.]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1021, Sec. 1. )


As used in this chapter:

(a) “Industrial hygiene” means the science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of environmental factors or stresses which may cause sickness, impaired health and well-being, or significant discomfort and inefficiency among workers or among the citizens of a community.

(b) “Certified industrial hygienist (CIH)” means a person who has met the education, experience, and examination requirements of an industrial hygiene certification organization.

(c) “Industrial hygiene certification organization” means a professional organization of certified industrial hygienists that has been established to improve the practice and educational standards of the profession of industrial hygiene through a certification process, by certifying industrial hygienists through an examination administered by the certification organization. The organization shall have the certifying examinations evaluated by a national testing service and shall maintain certification criteria that are at least the equivalent of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1021, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1994.)