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Industrial hygienists protect employees from hazards
Industrial hygienists’ job demand extends to homes, communities.
Charles L. Marshall is best known for helping Tinker Air Force Base recover from a fire at its logistics center in 1984. Hazardous materials had to be properly removed and disposed, and asbestos and chemicals cleaned away so the building — for national defense emergencies — could be rebuilt as quickly as possible.
But during 35 years working in the field of industrial hygiene, Marshall figures he’s managed some 9,000 projects.
“The field is about applying science to solve problems and make the...
Jason Young, assistant director of industrial hygiene with the Oklahoma Department of Labor, attaches a device to capture the surrounding breathing zone air to Leo Rodas, assembler for Wellmark, inside the Wellmark manufacturing plant in Oklahoma City. Photo by Paul B. Southerland, The Oklahoman
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