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Buyer Guide: Industrial Hygienists  

By Skylar Carr 

Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) Professionals, commonly known as Industrial Hygienists play a crucial role in ensuring workplace safety. “Industrial hygiene has been defined as “that science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of those environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace, which may cause sickness, impaired health, and well-being, or significant discomfort among workers or among the citizens of the community.” Industrial hygienists use environmental monitoring and analytical methods to detect the extent of worker exposure and employ engineering, work practice controls, and other methods to control potential health hazards.” (Occupation Health and Safety Administration. Industrial Hygiene. www.osha.gov. Accessed 5/22/2023).  

Many Industrial Hygienists hold a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) Credential. “The Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) credential is the global standard for certification in protecting the health and safety of workers and the public by anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling chemical, physical, ergonomic, or biological hazards, including COVID-19” (Board for Global EHS Credentialing. www.gobgc.org. Accessed 7/1/2023). The CIH is a mid-to advanced-level certification geared to individuals who want to make valuable contributions to the prevention of exposure-related illnesses and death in workplaces and the community. 

When it comes to protecting workers from harmful airborne particulates, such as those in various industries like construction, manufacturing, food processing, or agriculture, choosing the right respiratory protection equipment is critical. The envo® pro reusable N95 or N99 respirator is ideal for Industrial Hygienists looking to provide workers with personal protective equipment (PPE). 

This is a buyer guide for Industrial Hygienists. Continue reading this guide to learn more about why the envo® pro is uniquely equipped to meet the needs of workers and take a deep dive into the features and benefits of this product.   

The envo® pro respirator is designed with AIRgel® technology, a medical-grade silicone gel that provides a comfortable, form-fitting seal for the wearer, reducing skin irritation and facial markings. This superior seal prevents most airborne particulates from entering the wearer’s respiratory system. 

Additionally, the envo® pro respirator is certified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), an affinity agency to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). NIOSH is responsible for evaluating and approving respirators for use within U.S. workplace settings, ensuring that all respirator models meet construction, performance, and respiratory protection standards. The envo® pro respirator has been approved by NIOSH, providing Industrial Hygienists and workers with the confidence that the respirator will provide the expected level of protection. 

Consider the following scenario: 

Mr. Johnson, an industrial hygienist, is assigned the responsibility of assessing the respiratory protection requirements in a manufacturing facility. The management of the facility has raised concerns about potential hazards related to airborne particles. Mr. Johnson thoroughly evaluates the facility’s respiratory protection needs by conducting on-site inspections across various departments, identifying potential hazards such as airborne contaminants, and interviewing employees. After careful consideration, he determines that the implementation of the envo® pro N95 half-face respirator would be the most suitable recommendation. Collaborating with the facility’s management, Mr. Johnson develops an action plan aimed at establishing a safe working environment for all employees.  

By choosing the envo® pro respirator, Industrial Hygienists professionals can provide respiratory protection for workers, reducing the risk of occupational illnesses and injuries caused by harmful airborne particulates. With its innovative AIRgel® technology, NIOSH certification, and comfortable design, the envo® pro respirator is an ideal choice for Industrial Hygienists looking to keep workers safe. 

One of the reasons why Industrial Hygienists professionals can be proud to use the envo® pro is because these reusable N95 and N99 respirators are made in the United States. When someone wears the envo® pro, they are wearing a product that was expertly crafted in Hampton, New Hampshire. 

The envo® pro N95 Respirator Kit 

Made in the USA, the envo® pro is a reusable half-face elastomeric respirator certified by NIOSH. Designed to fit most faces, the envo® pro offers additional face coverage while providing secure protection and comfort. The envo® pro N95 and N99 Respirator Kits contain one reusable respirator, three filters, and Holo headgear. Both respirator kit options are priced at $69, making the envo pro an affordable option for companies who need respiratory protection for extended periods. Please note that the N99 filters come with a exhalation valve.  

Whether Industrial Hygienists professionals work in manufacturing, construction, food processing, agriculture, or any other industry, the envo® pro N95 or N99 Respirator Kit provides a comfortable and reliable respiratory protection solution. By choosing envo® pro, Industrial Hygienists can continue their vital work with peace of mind, knowing they have access to top-quality PPE.