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Occupational Hygiene Services

For Safer & Healthier Workplaces & Environments

Occupational Hygiene Consulting Services & Workplace Environment Monitoring

Health Safety Consultants provide occupational hygiene services by qualified and skilled occupational hygienists holding membership with the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) with the status of Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH).

The services we provide include the following:

  • Baseline occupational hygiene surveys (walk-through WHS/OHS hazard identification & risk assessment)
  • Expert Witness reports by our certified occupational hygienist (COH)
  • Occupational hygiene monitoring and exposure risk assessment for routine and non-routine atmospheric chemical contaminants (eg. Addressing requirements of SafeWork NSW Improvement Notice)
    • Respirable dust and Inhalable dust (eg. allergenic dust, grain dust, metal dust and fumes)
    • Metal dust (eg. lead, chromium, cobalt, etc.)
    • Respirable Crystalline silica (RCS) air monitoring and exposure assessments (Quartz, cristobalite, tridymite)
    • Asbestos air monitoring and and synthetic mineral fibres air monitoring
    • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) air monitoring and exposure assessment
    • Formaldehyde air monitoring (eg. indoor air and manufacturing environments)
    • Welding fumes and welding gases air monitoring and exposure assessment
    • Gases (eg. confined spaces and ambient environment)
  • Indoor air quality testing and detailed investigations
  • Other atmospheric contaminants in the occupational and para-occupational environment
  • Workplace Noise Surveys
  • Vibration monitoring & assessment (Hand-arm and whole body vibration)
  • Environmental noise monitoring and assessments
  • Lighting surveys & assessment
  • Heat stress monitoring
  • Mould and bacterial contamination assessment
  • Occupational hygiene programs
  • Hazardous substances/Dangerous goods risk assessments
  • Confined space entry risk assessment
  • Ventilation system review
  • Compiling or reviewing safety data sheets (SDSs)
  • Asbestos / Hazardous materials management (surveys, registers, risk assessment, removal management)
  • Environmental monitoring services including stationary source emission testing and ambient air monitoring
  • Provision of a range of workplace training programs, on an individual basis, or through our alliance with Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
Occupational Hygiene Services

What Is Involved in Occupational Hygiene Consulting?

The Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) defines occupational hygiene as “The art and science dedicated to the Anticipation, Recognition, Evaluation, Communication and Control of environmental hazards in, or arising from, the workplace that can result in injury, illness, impairment, or affect the well-being of workers and members of the community. These hazards are normally divided into the categories Biological, Chemical, Physical, Ergonomic and Psychosocial”.

Engaging an Occupational Hygiene to Assist in Legislative Compliance

The Work Health and Safety legislation of each Australian jurisdiction require the Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) to identify hazards associated with the work environment and associated stressors, assess the health and safety risks to exposed persons and eliminate, or if not possible to eliminate, control those risks to minimise them to an acceptable level.
In order to meet applicable legislative requirements, PCBUs are required to engage a competent person (usually referred to in the industry as qualified and skilled occupational hygienist) to undertake the process described above. Once the process is completed for the hazard or a range of hazards in the workplace by collecting and evaluating the required exposure measurement data, the PCBU will have the evidence demonstrating compliance with the legislation with the aim of protecting their people at the workplace. The evidence can be in the form of an occupational hygiene scientific report or a program designed to define and assist in the implementation of ongoing activities for the protection of workers and others.

Occupational Hygienist