Occupational Hygiene Surveys and How They Can Change Your Business for the Better

Occupational hygiene surveys are designed in order to identify potential hazards and risks that exist within the work place that could ultimately affect the wellbeing of staff members due to injury or illness. There are 5 main categories that risks and hazards in the work place are divided into as follows: chemical, physical, biological, psychosocial and ergonomic. While it is obvious that no industry can completely illuminate risks, there are measures that need to be set in place to minimise them or control the negative effects thereof – and this is why these surveys are carried out.

Once occupational hygiene surveys have been carried out at your business you can expect to be more aware of what the potential dangers are and which staff members are directly and more at risk. Once this has been established, the professionals will present you with a variety of systems, procedures and precautions that can be set in place to ensure that risks are kept to a minimum or controlled.

In many industries there are imposed legal requirements and regulations that businesses have to be able to meet with. Compliance is essential not only to avoid legal action being taken against should an employee fall sick or be injured, but also to avoid the financial loss that your business can suffer should production or operations be shut down due to non-compliance. In addition to this, injured or sick staff will be absent from work which can result in you having to hire temp staff members as well as experience a lack in productivity and ultimately profitability too.

At IOH Solutions we present our occupational hygiene surveys to the market with professionalism. Our team members will work closely with you to go over all areas of your business in order to carry out various tests and inspections. Once we have completed our survey you will be provided with a detailed report on the hygiene risks posed by the working environment.

What areas or situations does the health and hygiene survey / assessment look into? You can expect the following areas to be explored:

  • Chemical substances
  • Ventilation
  • Water sampling
  • Noise pollution
  • Vibration
  • Indoor air quality
  • Asbestos

These are just a few of the health areas that will be explored by our team. In addition to this, medical surveillance systems can be set in place. These are quite useful as a user profile is created for each staff member for the duration of their employment. Regular medical check-ups are carried out to ensure that health is not deteriorating due to workplace stressors. You can be made immediately aware if any staff members require medical assistance and the reports can help you to avoid potential wrongful litigation from staff members after contract terminations and so on.

The size and nature of your business is of no consequence to us at IOH Solutions. We have worked with some of the largest leading brands and businesses in the country and continue to offer our services to all business owners who want to ensure 100% compliance and a safe and healthy work environment at all times.

Our team is one made up of a qualified environment external lead auditor, occupational health nurse, certified occupational hygienist, and qualified attorney. We are registered with the South African Institute for Occupational Hygiene (SAIOH) which provides clients with the peace of mind that they are being serviced by reputable health professionals with extensive experience in the industry.

When it comes to service delivery and competitive rates, our team comes out on top. We design our occupational hygiene survey outcomes to specifically meet with the needs of each business that we service and in this way we are able to provide you with a solution that is not only catering to the demands of your particular industry, but also perfectly suits your business, its nature, its size and your team of staff members. All new systems and procedures will be explained to your team and you can feel free to contact us at any time if you require further assistance.

At IOH Solutions we welcome you to be in touch with us to discuss how our occupational hygiene surveys can change the way you do business now, and in the future.