About Environmental Health & Industrial Hygiene

Industrial Hygiene (IH) is the science and art of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling workplace conditions that may cause workers' injury or illness. An industrial hygienist protects employees' health in the workplace by creating and implementing programs, policies and procedures to measure and reduce employees' exposure to physical, chemical, and biological factors.

Environmental Health is the science and practice of preventing human injury and illness by identifying and evaluating environmental sources and hazardous agents and limiting exposures to these agents in air, water, food, and other environmental media or settings that may adversely affect human health. An Environmental Health Specialist protects the campus community by conducting health inspections to investigate and assess hazardous environmental agents related to food safety and water quality and implement programs and policies that align with applicable local, state and federal regulations in order to protect people and provide a healthier environment.

Meet Our Team

Name Title Email
Alvin Samala Manager, Industrial Hygiene Program amsamala@uci.edu
VACANT Industrial Hygienist
Jay Seong Industrial Hygienist (Energy Initiatives) j.seong@uci.edu
VACANT Industrial Hygienist (For asbestos inquiries, contact Alvin Samala)
Ana Clayton Environmental Health Specialist aclayto2@uci.edu

Learn More

  • Asbestos/Lead/Silica
  • Hazard Communication
  • Heat Illness and Cold Stress
  • Illumination
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Laboratory Commissioning/Decommissioning
  • Noise and Hearing Conservation
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Substance Specific Standards Program
    • Acrylonitrile
    • Arsenic (Inorganic)
    • Benzene
    • 1,3-Butadiene
    • Cadmium
    • Chromium (VI)
    • Methylene hloride
    • 4,4- Methylenedianiline
    • Vinyl Chloride
  • Ventilation Systems (Fume Hoods/LEVs)
  • Wildfire Smoke
  • Building Inspections
  • Construction Project (Asbestos/Lead, Water Line Distribution) Inspections
  • Commissioning/Decommissioning Inspections
  • Environmental Health Inspections (Food, Pool/Spa, Water)
  • Fume Hood/LEV Inspections
  • Indoor Environmental Quality-related Inspections
  • Lab Inspections

Our clients are anyone who has a need for IH services, including employees and non-employees, and persons directly or indirectly involved with UCI.