Haztek assists industry with the management of health, hygiene and safety hazards.

Our focus is on assisting industry in making cost effective and informed decisions in the management of workplace risks. Our consultants have the expertise to identify hazards, perform exposure assessments and develop hazard control strategies and management programs to meet the needs of your industry.

Specialist consultants are available who have worked within manufacturing, maritime, aviation and service industries and have an understanding of the work environment. Our consultants have experience in providing occupational hygiene, workplace health and safety, hazardous chemical, fire safety and workplace monitoring services.

Emphasis is placed on ensuring appropriate consultation is undertaken to ensure that the strategies developed are practical and are readily accepted and understood by all stakeholders.

We provide a range of services to assist with achieving your goals, these include:

  • Occupational Hygiene Programs
  • Health Risk Assessments
  • Occupational Hygiene Baseline Surveys
  • Workplace Air Monitoring
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Hazardous Chemicals & Materials Management
  • Occupational Noise Assessment
  • Work Health & Safety Management Systems
  • Construction Safety Management
  • Ventilation & Air Quality Assessment

Haztek is closely associated with professional laboratories offering comprehensive, accredited analytical services. Certification ensures the highest standards of expertise, performance and quality control in the analytical services provided to our clients.

Servicing Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Gladstone and Regional Queensland

Haztek News

Workplace Noise Exposure and the Queensland Noise Legislation – Mar 2013

Workplace noise-induced hearing loss is still a major compensable disease in Queensland workplaces. Noise-induced hearing loss is caused by excessive noise in the workplace. A worker may have an entitlement to compensation for hearing loss if their employment was a significant contributing factor causing the loss of hearing.

The Queensland Work Health and Safety Act 2011 places responsibility for managing workers health and safety risk on the ‘persons conducting a business or undertaking’ (PCBU). The WHS Regulations 2011 detail responsibilities for the PCBU to ensure noise exposure does not exceed the exposure standard and to provide hearing tests for certain workers.

In Queensland noise is prescribed in Part 4.1 of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.  For this standard excessive noise is a level of noise above an 8-hour equivalent continuous A-weighted sound pressure level (LAeq,8h) of 85dB(A) and a C-weighted peak sound pressure level exceeding 140 dB(C). The LAeq,8h represents a steady noise which, if averaged over 8 hours, equates to a daily noise exposure.

Harmful Dust and Dermatitis Risk – Apr 2013

Exposure to dust from sanding vehicle body fillers can cause damage to the respiratory system and irritation to the skin that may lead to dermatitis or other skin conditions. Dust can irritate and damage the eye. Appropriate control measures are required to manage the inhalation and dermatitis risk.

Testing of Air Quality for Supplied Air Respirators Feb 2013

Contamination in compressor supplied air can be a serious health risk. Air quality checks provide confidence to the workers required to use supplied air respirators. Workplace Health and Safety Law requires that breathing air meet specified requirements and be tested to an agreed schedule as detailed in Australian Standard 1715:2009, Selection, Use and Maintenance of Respiratory Equipment. Checks are required to identify that there are no contaminates in the supplied air and that sufficient air is provided to the user

Indoor Air Quality Dampness and Mould – Jan 2013

Following significant rain events there may be significant ingress of moisture to buildings. Excess moisture on almost all indoor materials leads to growth of microbes, such as mould, fungi and bacteria, which subsequently emit spores, cells, fragments and volatile organic compounds into indoor air. Furthermore, dampness initiates chemical or biological degradation of materials, which also pollutes indoor air.