We want Australian workers to be able to go home safely at the end of each day to their family and friends.
So occupational hygienist use science and technology to measure worker exposures, engineer controls to improve the workplace and implement appropriate control strategies like administrative controls and finally personal protective equipment. To protect worker’s health we assess the risks of hazards and improve working conditions and working practices.
Hazards frequently encountered are noise, vibration, sources such as trucks and tools, chemicals from processing and maintenance tasks as well as dusts such as asbestos respirable silica, coal dusts and diesel exhaust particulate. In times of climate change issues such as heat stress from elevated ambient temperatures, bush fires and well as moulds from floods, need to have the risks understood and properly managed so people are safe to go home.
There are a number of different ways workers can be exposed to hazards. We can provide the expertise and technical knowledge to help.