Accreditation for occupational hygiene (OH) courses plays an important part because an organization running the course will be evaluated and regularly audited for the qualify to ensure that the course will be update-day and they still remain the sets of criteria for the course accreditation. Our OH courses are accredited by Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA).
Who is OHTA?
OHTA was formed to promote better standards of occupational hygiene practice throughout the world. They develop training materials and make them freely available for use by students and training providers. They also promote an international qualifications framework so that all hygienists are trained to a consistent, high standard, recognized in all participating countries.
OHTA began as an informal collaboration between dedicated occupational hygiene professionals who wanted people around the world to enjoy the benefits of healthy working environments. It has matured into an international framework supported by many national occupational hygiene organisations and the International Occupational Hygiene Association.
OHTA operates with a few basic ground rules. Their aims are to be:
They believe that adhering to these operating principles will help to grow the global occupational hygiene community and encourage consensus standards.
Financial support and sponsorship
OHTA is a registered UK charity (charity number 1168722). Much of the work of OHTA is done on a voluntary basis and this helps us to keep our costs to a minimum. Their operating costs are funded primarily by a small levy on approved training providers based on the number of their students taking OHTA examinations. They rely on sponsors and supporters who share the aims of OHTA to provide funding for investments such as new course development and translations into multiple languages. We are very grateful to the many organisations, including industrial companies, occupational hygiene consultancies and national associations, who help to make our work possible.
OHTA partners with many organisations to enable delivery of the international training and qualifications system. Some of these organisations are commercial providers and we recognise their need to have a sustainable business model and to charge for their services.