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“Occupational hygienists use science and technology to measure worker exposures, assess worker risks and develop controls to improve the workplace environment. Occupational hygienists can provide advice on control strategies including hazard elimination, engineering modifications, administrative controls and finally personal protective equipment. We focus on worker health protection by assessing the risk of hazards and improving work conditions and work practices.”

What does an Occupational Hygienist do?

What does an Occupational Hygienist do?

“Occupational hygienists use science and technology to measure worker exposures, assess worker risks and develop controls to improve the workplace environment. Occupational hygienists can provide advice on control strategies including hazard elimination, engineering modifications, administrative controls and finally personal protective equipment. We focus on worker health protection by assessing the risk of hazards and improving work conditions and work practices.”

To put it plainly, it’s our people helping your people get home safely to their family and friends each day.

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Assess worker risks and develop controls to improve your workplace environment

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How do we do what we do?

Occupational Hygienists use a decision-making framework called ARECC. Within this framework, we Anticipate and Recognize hazards, Evaluate exposures, and Control and Confirm protection from risks. The ARECC framework supports hazard-informed exposure assessments, exposure-informed hazard assessment, and therefore risk-informed decision making within the workplace. So basically, we characterise risk and provide advice to manage it.

What do we look at?

Occupational hygiene hazards are typically divided into five categories:

Biological – mould, bacteria, yeast e.g., bioaerosols
Chemical – dusts like crystalline silica, fumes like welding fume, vapours like VOCs, etc.
Physical – noise and vibration, lighting, thermal stress, etc.
Ergonomic - manual handling, workstation setups, etc.
Psychosocial – work organisation and work stress, e.g., workload, or bullying, harassment, etc.

For categories of hazards such as Biological and Chemical, the Occupational Hygienist must also consider how an individual may be exposed. For example, there are four routes by which a substance can enter the body

Inhalation
skin (or eye) absorption
ingestion; and
injection.

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How do you know we know what we’re talking about?

The Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists was established in 1980 and is the peak organisation representing professionals working in occupational hygiene in Australia. Membership of AIOH is open to both professional occupational hygienists and to those with an interest in worker health protection and a healthier work environment.

> https://www.aioh.org.au/who-we-are/what-is-occupational-hygiene

The AIOH has established a membership and certification scheme for professionals working in the field with several grades of memberships depending on the qualifications and experience.

Provisional Membership

This is the first of the professional grades within the AIOH.
Membership at this level enables persons to identify themselves as occupational hygienists.
Provisional Members must have completed relevant tertiary studies and have been working in the field of occupational hygiene or one of its specialist branches for at least one year in a professional capacity.
Provisional members must be able to demonstrate to Council that an acceptable level of understanding of the principles of occupational hygiene has been achieved.

Full Membership (MAIOH) Occupational Hygiene has been achieved.

Membership at this level enables occupational hygienists to use the post-nominals MAIOH.
Full Members must have completed relevant tertiary studies and have been working in the field of occupational hygiene or one of its specialist branches for more than five years in a professional capacity.
Full members must be able to demonstrate to the Council that a satisfactory level of professional competence has been achieved.

Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH)

The Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH)® status is the highest level of recognition for a professionally competent, independent and ethical occupational hygienist.
It is an internationally recognised status and equivalent to overseas certification programs for occupational hygienists.
Full membership is a pre-requisite.

Our team has a mixture or individuals across all experience levels and in various industries including mining, heavy manufacturing, construction, property and facilities management, property development, commercial sector and government.

How we can help you?

State legislation is very clear on the requirements for employers to protect the health and safety of workers and others. If there is any doubt about whether workers within the workplace are being excessively exposed or put at risk of injury, we can help assess the hazard and reduce the risk of injury or illness for your staff. Engaging an Occupational Hygienist can:

Ensure your workers get home safely every day
Create and/or maintain a safe working culture
Help reduce your LTI and LTIFR, key indicators of a safe workplace Provide an “outsiders” viewpoint that may aide to identify previously unsighted workplace hazards
Ensure your workplace is compliant and avoid being issued PINs, prohibition notices or hefty penalties.
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