Hello, my name is Holly and I am a proud Occupational Hygienist.
People often ask me what I do for a living, when I tell them that I am an occupational hygienist they do one of two things:
1. they smile and nod their head pretending to know what a hygienist does; or
2. they continue on with the conversation, acknowledging they haven’t heard of the profession before and ask “what’s that”?
There certainly is no simple way of describing the occupational hygiene profession, I have tried to refine it over many years and typically tell people“occupational hygienists specialise in managing risks that cause people to get sick at work”.
To really understand what a Hygienist does so you can appreciate why our profession is so important, really requires us to show you. Hence this#younghygienist blog.