Métiers et professions en santé et services sociaux

Occupational Hygienist

Occupational Hygienist


salaire Min. 26,22 $ / h
Max. 43,49 $ / h

Description and Responsibilities

Occupational hygienists design and update identification, assessment and monitoring programs for all components in the quality of a workplace. They also make the appropriate recommendations to various stakeholders in occupational health and safety.

Source: Comité patronal de négociation du secteur de la santé et des services sociaux  (in French only)

Education and Training Requirements

Occupational hygienists must have a bachelor's degree in pure and applied science. The program is offered in several Québec universities.

Required Interests, Skills and Personality Type

  • Must be responsible and organized
  • Must enjoy working in a team with colleagues and other professionals
  • Must have excellent initiative and be able to work autonomously
  • Must know how to observe and analyze situations

Personality Type (RIASEC)

  • I - Prefers studying, understanding and solving problems
  • R - Prefers practical work and handling tools
  • E - Prefers supervising, making decisions and managing, influencing and persuading others

Work Environment

Occupational hygienists work in healthcare facilities, university hospital centres and academic institutions (in French only).

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