Occupational Hygiene – The Benefits of a Course

How You Can Benefit from A Course in Occupational Hygiene or Industrial Safety

Employees are the heart and soul of a company. No matter which way you look at it, if a company loses its employees or if they become unable to work, the company will be in serious trouble. That is why workplace safety and occupational hygiene are so important. It is not about protecting the company, but rather about protecting the lifeblood of the company.

In certain circumstances, however, having ample safety protocols in place and a certificate in industrial hygiene is not optional – the Department of Labour mandates (as per the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993) that all workers who are exposed to workplace hazards must be trained to be able to identify and manage those hazards to avoid workplace accidents. These hazards include noise, hazardous chemical substances, issues of an ergonomic nature, biological hazards, and exposure to asbestos and lead.

On the other side of the coin is the fact that a career as an occupational hygienist can be a lucrative career due to the demands of the South African workplace. It can be beneficial for a company to have a dedicated occupational hygienist to help train workers and identify potential hazards, which means that there is a lot of potential in such a career. In the article below, we will look at the benefits of taking a course in industrial safety and why you should choose IOH Solutions for your industrial safety training needs.

The Nature and Significance of Occupational Hygiene - IOH Solutions

The Benefits of a Course in Occupational Hygiene

With a certificate in industrial safety, you can be a boon to your company and earn an improved salary in the process. People who undertake this career path can earn anywhere from R247,093, making it an attractive choice for people who are unsure of which career path they should undertake. Below are some of the other benefits that can be expected from completing a course in occupational hygiene.

  • Improved safety in the workplace and better working conditions for workers
  • An improvement in the health and wellbeing of workers
  • Compliance with Department of Labour regulations
  • Less employee downtime. With fewer workplace accidents due to adequate training, there will be less downtime and fewer productivity decreases
  • Potentially reduced cost of hazards if all employees are adequately equipped to handle workplace hazards

Why You Should Choose IOH Solutions for Industrial Hygiene Training

We are an accredited and certified company. We are registered with the Department of Labour as an Approved Inspection Authority, we have an official Occupational Hygienist certificate issued from the South African Institute for Occupational Hygiene, and we have accreditation for Occupational Hygiene Inspection at Workplaces with the South African National Accreditation System. This accreditation serves as a testament to employers and employees (and prospective industrial hygienists alike) that we offer quality training that is up to the highest standards demanded by basic industry best practices, as well as the guidelines set out by the Department of Labour.

Our training services cover most of South Africa, including the Eastern and Western Cape. For more information on what we do, click here.

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