Why Blog?

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Good question.  Why not just go about life off-line. Why do you need to write and why do you want people to read it? Being a scientist, I’m going to take that question as, ‘What is your aim?’. Glad you asked.

Aim No. 1: To increase the profile of Occupational Hygienists. Picture this. I go to the park with my kids and a fellow mum says to me, ‘what do you do for a job?’ I say, ‘Occupational Hygienist’. I watch her eyes glaze over as she pictures me cleaning teeth or cleaning toilets.  The topic changes. I started at the grass roots with my 7-year old and I had her convinced to be an Occupational Hygienist when she grew up for a few months.  Now when she grows up she wants to marry Harry from One-Direction.  I remain hopeful of a change.

Aim No. 2. To encourage others to take up Occupational Hygiene as a career. There aren’t many of us…yet it has to be one of the most interesting and rewarding careers you can have. If more people knew about it, more people would become one!

Aim No. 3. I am lucky enough to travel to the UK in April this year as part of winning an awesome award. I want to show other Occupational Hygienists just how awesome the award is, and of course – thank the wonderful sponsor (Drager) and facilitator (AIOH).

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