Industrial and occupational hygienist: certification of competencies in AIDII
The need to qualify the industrial hygiene activity, as well as the need to certify the figure of the industrial hygienist who has acquired specific training, found its outlet with the foundation, in December 1986, of the Institute for the Certification of Hygienists Industrial (ICII). In 2004, with the establishment of the Institute for the Certification of Prevention Figures (ICFP), a further step was taken towards the certification of the professional figure of the Industrial Hygienist, also setting the fields of competence and an updated code of ethics. In January 2009, the last phase of the accreditation process envisaged by ISO 17024 for the recognition by SINCERT (today ACCREDIA) was obtained, which has value for the whole European territory. In the meantime, the professional path established by ICFP for certification has been recognized internationally by the National Accreditation Recognition Committee (NAR) of the International Occupational Hygiene Association. To date, the Certification scheme applied by ICFP complies with UNI CEI EN ISO / IEC 17024 and UNI 11711 Standards in their current revisions; guarantees an assessment of knowledge, skills and competences based on objective criteria; provides for the management of conflicts of interest to guarantee the impartiality and objectivity of issuing the Certifications.
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National Accreditation Recognition (NAR) of the International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA). Recognised National Accreditation Schemes Disponibile online all’indirizzo: https://ioha.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Summary-of-Schemes-Timetable-Oct-16.pdf (ultimo accesso il 04 - 03 -2020)
REGOLAMENTO PER LA CERTIFICAZIONE DELLE CONOSCENZE, ABILITA’ E COMPETENZE DELLE FIGURE PROFESSIONALI DEDICATE ALLA PREVENZIONE SCHEMI DI CERTIFICAZIONE di ICFP (disponibile online: www.icfp.it e www.aidii.it ).
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The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH). About ACGIH® disponibile online all’indirizzo: https://www.acgih.org/about-us/about-acgih (ultimo accesso il 04-03-2020)
The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS). About Us. disponibile online all’indirizzo: http://www.bohs.org/about-us/ (ultimo accesso il 04-03-2020)
UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17024:2012 Valutazione della conformità - Requisiti generali per organismi che eseguono la certificazione di persone
UNI 11711:2018 Attività professionali non regolamentate - Igienista industriale - Requisiti di conoscenza, abilità e competenza