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What Is Occupational Hygiene, and Why Should You Care? 

Occupational hygiene is the science of protecting the health of workers and the general public. Through education and experience, occupational hygienists can identify health hazards in the work environment, and they can also test the environment for those hazards, determining whether there is a risk to human health in any given situation. Should there be a risk to either the employees or the public, they are then able to recommend appropriate controls or a means of protection from the identified health hazard. South Africa has very specific health and safety legislation, enacted to provide safe working environments for our labourers. By deploying accepted occupational hygiene practices in your workplace, you ensure compliance with all relevant health and safety laws, while also promoting a safer workspace for your employees.

Why You Should Be Working with an Occupational Hygienist

By working with a professional and experienced occupational hygienist, you can tap into their knowledge in all aspects of protection of the health of workers, as well as the general public. They are able to address various health and safety concerns in your company, and can also provide you with insights and expertise in the following areas:

  • Emergency response planning.
  • Health and safety planning across the organisation.
  • Human exposure to biological, physical, chemical, or other hazardous contaminants, including sampling, testing, control, and forming an understanding of their effects.

Should you be concerned about whether your warehouse, factory, or office has something that might be adversely affecting your employees’ health, partnering with a certified occupational hygienist is a must.

Trust IOH Solutions for All Your Occupational Hygiene Needs

For nearly 15 years, we have been at the forefront of the occupational hygiene sector in South Africa. We are registered with the Department of Labour and accredited by the South African National Accreditation System, so we are your first choice for expert and effective occupational hygiene. Let our experts help you keep your team safer while on the job. Our consultants work regularly with Africa’s largest companies, and our exceptionally efficient national network of correspondents, agents, and business associates enable us to render services to our clients at very competitive rates. With a focus on providing comprehensive and top-quality service, we are best positioned to help you come up with a comprehensive occupational hygiene strategy for your business. Tap into our wealth of insight, and let us help you measurably minimise employee downtime and sick days.

What Occupational Hygiene Services Do We Offer?

Some of the many occupational hygiene services and solutions available include:

  • Occupational health risk assessments.
  • Indoor air quality surveys.
  • Illumination surveys.
  • Ergonomics

We also offer temperature surveys that take into account heat and cold stress, and we also perform hazardous biological sampling. These are only a few of the many solutions available from our extensive catalogue of services. To learn more about us, and find out how we can help you keep your team safer, speak to us today. We look forward to working with you, and to design a tailored occupational hygiene solution specifically addressing your company’s needs.