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1 The Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists ROH TM -The Mark of Professional Competence-ROHT TM Founded 1986

2 What is the CRBOH? A federally incorporated, not-for-profit organization, which sets standards of professional competence for occupational hygienists and occupational hygiene technologists in Canada. Registration with the CRBOH confers the right to use the professional designation and title: TM Registered Occupational Hygienist (ROH TM ) TM Registered Occupational Hygiene Technologist (ROHT TM )

3 What is Occupational Hygiene? “The science & art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation & control of those environmental factors or stresses arising from the workplace, which can cause sickness, impaired health & well-being, or significant discomfort among workers or citizens of the community.”

4 What is Occupational Hygiene? Occupational Hygiene Toxicology Medicine Ergonomics Safety Epidemiology Science Biology Chemistry Physics Math Engineering Statistics

5 CRBOH’s Mission To prescribe minimum levels of professional and technical competence and to register qualified candidates To prescribe standards of practice and to set and administer a code of ethical conduct To further the practice and foster the profession of occupational hygiene in Canada

6 Professional Accreditation Registration with the CRBOH confers the right to use the professional designation and title: TM Registered Occupational Hygienist (ROH TM ) TM Registered Occupational Hygiene Technologist (ROHT TM )

7 Pre Requisites- ROH Academic CredentialsExperience 1 Bachelor (acceptable science/engineering) 5 Master (acceptable science/engineering) 4 Master (occupational hygiene or equivalent) 3 PhD (acceptable science/ engineering) 3 PhD (occupational hygiene or equivalent) 2 1 Work experience must entail a minimum of 50% of time spent in professional practice

8 ROH Exam Process Part 1: Written multiple choice questions (half day) five (5) essay questions (half day) Part 2: Interview passing written portion a prerequisite Note: Candidates holding the CIH from the ABIH will only challenge the interview portion of the process.

9 1 2 yrs of university studies in related science/ engineering is equivalent to 1 additional year experience. 2 Must entail a minimum of 50% of time spent in occupational hygiene activities. Academic Credentials 1 Experience 2 High School Diploma 5 College level diploma (acceptable science or engineering) 4 College level occupational hygiene technology diploma 3 Pre Requisites- ROHT

10 ROHT Exam Process Examination Consists of: 200 multiple choice questions (half day) Short answer and essay questions (half day)

11 CRBOH Membership ROH ~305 ROHT ~ 65 Total

12 USA- 67 Other- 3

13 USA

14 Board of Directors REGIONCATEGORY# of DIRECTORS MaritimesROH 1 QuebecROH 2 OntarioROH 2 Central & Western ProvincesROH 2 EastROHT 1 WestROHT 1

15 CRBOH Committees ROH Exam ROHT Exam Registration Maintenance Re-registration External Affairs Communications Nominations Promotions By-Laws

16 Code of Ethics Adopted 1992 Ten (10) canons including criteria for: Conflict of interest Environmental protection Objectivity Privacy Integrity Maintenance of working knowledge Dissemination of knowledge Cooperation with the CRBOH Board

17 Beneficiaries Workers Employers Building owners Government Students Public Allied professions Occupational hygiene practitioners

18 Website: Contact the Registrar: Tycos Drive Toronto, Ontario Canada M6B Contact the CRBOH


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