There are two ways that people can potentially find themselves in hazardous situations in the workplace. One is workplace injury, often caused by the likes of slips, trips and falls, muscle strains, and even being hit by falling objects. The other is the potential for health problems brought about by a lack of what is called occupational hygiene. The prevalence of health issues in the workplace can be reduced significantly with an occupational hygiene assessment. One of AMCOSH’s qualified occupational hygiene consultants can visit your workplace and help you manage and minimise likely workplace hazards caused by chemicals, dust, noise, vibration, fumes and extreme temperatures, among other factors.
Occupational hygiene services are important to ensure employers are made aware of potential hazards in the workplace and know how to take action when needed. Our OHS consultants in Melbourne can help you build a safer workplace and improve staff morale, reducing incidents of employee sickness and injury so you can enjoy an increase in productivity.
When one of our occupational hygiene professionals visits your Melbourne worksite, they’ll take you through what we call a qualitative assessment. This part of the assessment is essentially a talk through the various kinds of hazards present on site (e.g. chemical, physical or biological), whether or not those hazards can lead to acute or chronic health problems, determining whether or not employee exposure to the hazards is constant or intermittent, and how many staff are potentially impacted by exposure.
From the findings, our certified occupational hygienists can then guide you towards rectifying or avoiding any situations or issues that could escalate into hazards. The findings will also determine whether a more detailed occupational hygiene assessment is required.
If you’d like an experienced occupational hygienist in Melbourne to oversee your occupational hygiene as well as matters such as drafting an OHS contractor management procedure, get in touch with AMCOSH today. We believe that everyone deserves to go to and from work free of illness and with their health intact. Protect your employees and your business today by calling 1300 622 494 to organise a comprehensive onsite occupational hygiene assessment.