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It stands for Certified Industrial Hygienist. It is a mark of professionalism conferred by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. It is only for those individuals meeting extensive professional and educational requirements. All CIHs are bound by the Code of Ethics.
Compliance Solution LLC is the only firm in Hawaii staffed by a former state OSHA compliance officer. Archie inspected and cited various kinds of businesses from auto body shops to wastewater treatment plants. He understands and knows what a compliance officer looks for.
As an authority on occupational safety and health, American Industrial Hygiene Association recommends hiring Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIHs). For more information, check out an article "Because the health of your employees and community is important to you . . .
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Compliance officers CANNOT make appointments for inspection unless in some extreme cases. A compliance officer can show up at your office during your normal business hours.
Compliance only. Whenever a violation is first identified, a citation will be issued. Sorry. No second chance. Depending on the violation, a citation may or may not have penalty. The penalty can be as high as $70,000 per violation.
Yes. You may tell the compliance officer to go away and refuse entry. However, the compliance officer may come back with a search warrant later.