Welcome to Industrial Hygienists Association of the Philippines

Industrial Hygienists Association of the Philippines

The Industrial Hygienists Association of the Philippines, Inc. (IHAP), is a non-stock, non-profit, non-governmental organization that was established in 2003 by group of professionals and the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC). The IHAP is the only association in the Philippines that specializes on Industrial Hygiene. The association is composed of members who aim to improve and maintain a safe and healthy working environment for all.

Our Vision

To become a national leader in promoting excellence in industrial hygiene, occupational safety and health that can be effectively applied to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment for workers and the surrounding community.

Our Mission

IHAP aims to promote, protect and enhance industrial hygienists and other occupational safety and health professionals in their efforts to improve the health and well-being of workers.

Our Purpose

1. To professionalize industrial hygiene practice in the Philippines;

2. To continually improve and maintain the application of industrial hygiene principles and practices for a safe and healthy working environment for all Filipino workers;

3. To provide technical information of highest quality;

The Goal of IHAP

IHAP will be a national builder and advocate for public, private and government policies in the advancement of occupational safety and health (OSH) and the professionals of the field.

To achieve this goal, IHAP will:

  • • Facilitate consensus among relevant stakeholders regarding major scientific and policy issues in industrial hygiene and other areas of OSH by developing and disseminating consensus guidelines and standards as the basis of professional practice.

  • • Identify and pursue opportunities for partnerships, liaisons with regulatory agencies, public groups and international organizations of Industrial Hygienist.

  • • Disseminate information about Industrial Hygiene to promote the practice and increase the number of Industrial Hygiene practitioner nationwide.

  • • Strengthen two-way communications with members and ensure opportunities for membership involvement and participation.

What is Occupational Hygiene?

“Occupational Hygiene is the discipline of anticipating, recognising, evaluating and controlling health hazards in the working environment with the objective of protecting worker health and well-being and safeguarding the community at large.” –IOHA

What is the difference between Industrial and Occupational Hygiene?

“None really. The term Industrial Hygiene originated in the USA while in other parts of the world it is known as Occupational Hygiene. In some ways the term Occupational is a better description as health risks occur in all places that people work such as offices, shops, hospitals and farms, not just in places you would think of as industrial.” –IOHA

In the Philippines, we use the term “Industrial Hygiene” and we call those who practice the discipline as “Industrial Hygienists”.