Why Is There a Need for Occupational Hygienists?
People engaged in manufacturing, those charged with making the products we all use every day, are exposed to a wide variety of chemical liquids, gases, vapours, fibres, fumes, microbes, and dusts, among other particles. All these particles have the potential to cause harm to employees in the workplace. However, simply because something can hurt you, does not mean it will. So, who determines whether a specific microbe, chemical, or particulate has the capacity to hurt a worker who is exposed to it during the course of executing their work duties? This is where modern occupational hygienist comes in.
Occupational hygienists have to consider many factors regarding the nature of suspect materials, and their levels of exposure to individuals. What harm does it potentially pose? How long will the worker be in contact with it? Is it absorbable through the skin? Which other ways can the material enter the body? Will humidity or temperature affect its harmful nature? These are only a few of the many questions that need to be answered by the qualified occupational hygienist after assessing workplace conditions. After taking these variables into account, the hygienist is able to conclude what alteration of work practices is required to reduce, or even entirely eliminate, potentially harmful exposures. As a last resort, the use of personal protective equipment might be suggested to protect workers’ health while on the job.
Choose IOH Solutions for an Expert Solution to Occupational Hygiene
Occupational hygiene is the science behind the anticipation, recognition, communication, evaluation, and control of environmental stressors that might arise at the workplace. These have the potential of resulting in injury, illness, and impairment, while also affecting the wellbeing of workers and members of the community. Clients turn to us for a solution to these workplace threats, and that is where our accredited and experienced occupational hygienists come in. We know our clients, and we know the challenges they face. To address these challenges, we offer the following occupational hygiene solutions and services:
- Indoor air quality surveys.
- Illumination surveys and ergonomics.
- Occupational health risk assessments.
- Whole Body and Hand Arm Vibration Surveys.
- Air sampling of hazardous chemical substances.
By providing these services, we help you keep your team safer on the shop floor.
Why We Are Your First Choice for Occupational Hygiene and Health Solutions
Since 2003, we have helped South African employers maintain healthier and safer workspaces for their employees. Our consultants work with some of Africa’s largest companies and employers, offering expert advice and services. When you work with us, you tap into our vast network of expert correspondents, agents, and business associates, enabling us to render services to clients at highly competitive rates.
Our focus is to provide comprehensive and high-quality, one-stop solutions and innovatively cost-effective services. Let us help you keep your team safer while on the job, and provide you with all the occupational hygiene solutions you need. Contact us to learn more about our company, and what we do, and to find out how it can benefit you. We look forward to hearing from you.