Haztek provide occupational hygiene services for manufacturing, construction, mining, maritime, commerce and education industries.

The management of occupational hygiene hazards requires effective practical controls for organisations to maintain their corporate, regulatory and social responsibilities.

Control of workplace health hazards may require assessment and monitoring of hazardous chemicals or agents, engineering control measures, personal protective equipment, health monitoring and worker training.

Our Approach to Occupational Hygiene

Our occupational hygiene consultants focus on developing workplace assessment programs appropriate to your needs. Emphasis is placed on ensuring appropriate consultation is undertaken with our clients to ensure that the strategies developed are practical and are readily accepted and understood by operational personnel.

Our occupational hygiene consultants can assist you with the evaluation, assessment and control of occupational hygiene hazards in your work environment including:

  • Vibration
  • Noise
  • Lighting
  • Exhaust Emissions
  • Asbestos
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Risk Assessment
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Respirable Dust
  • Inspirable Dust
  • Heat Stress
  • Manual Handling
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Control Banding

Occupational Hygiene

Occupational hygiene is the process of anticipation, recognition, evaluation, communication and control of environmental stressors in the workplace that can affect the health and well-being of the workforce. Occupational hygienists assist to identify the risk level of occupational exposures to stressors (hazards) and assist in the control of this exposure before disease or harm manifests.

Qualified Occupational Hygienists

Haztek occupational hygienists have experience within mining, civil, maritime, aviation and manufacturing industries. All our occupational hygienists have professional qualifications in Occupational Hygiene and hold full membership with the Australian Occupational Hygienist Association (AIOH).

The Benefits of an Occupational Hygiene Program

  • Accurately determine exposure risks.
  • Efficient use of resources.
  • Meet regulatory requirements.
  • Establish practical risk control programs.

Occupational Hygiene Methods

Health hazard identification is the first step to developing an occupational hygiene program. This process will develop a list of the stressors that the workforce is potentially exposed to. These will be under the categories of Chemical (Solvents, Pesticides), Physical (Vibration, Heat, Noise), Biological (Mould) and Ergonomic. This will often consist of a walk through survey to identify hazards and a detailed review of relevant literature on the hazards. The health hazard identification needs to be conducted in consultation with operational staff.

Assessments involve qualitative and semi-quantitative risk assessment that is performed to identify the potential exposures that require inclusion in the monitoring program. This is a risk management process to establish the priority exposures for further review and uses judgment of the hygienist, engineers, managers and operators. Following the initial assessment monitoring may be required to accurately determine the level of workplace exposures.

Haztek focuses on designing efficient and effective exposure assessment programs for your organisation. The most suitable program for your organisation may involve monitoring or the use of alternate assessments methods such as surrogate data, modelling or control banding.

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