Many industries are hazardous, and the severity of the risks and hazards can vary from slip and fall risks, to potential death if procedures are not correctly followed. For this reason, the need for the professional advice and services of an occupational hygienist was born. Occupational hygienists have a very important task. They must identify, assess, and control health and safety hazards in the workplace. For this to be possible, they need to have more than just basic health and safety knowledge. They must understand how chemical, physical, and biological elements can affect the health of the workforce, and of course, the business too.
When you hire an occupational hygienist, the individual dealing with your case will need to offer you a variety of surveys to help evaluate employee exposure to risks and hazards in the work environment. The workplace situation must meet with legislation and regulations in place. Regardless of what industry you work in, you will undoubtedly be limited by legislative regulations pertaining to health and safety.
This is not to burden your business, but actually to help it succeed without suffering losses due to sick employees or damage to equipment and property. With risk minimised and monitored, your business is also less likely to be faced with any litigation issues. It also helps to build a certain amount of loyalty with your workforce. They will want to work harder when they know that they are appreciated, valued, and protected by you (and the company as a whole).
Instead of hiring an in-house dedicated occupational hygienist, you can cut back on operation costs, and ensure that you always have access to the most up-to-date legislative information and data by hiring the services of IOH Solutions. Our dedicated occupational hygienists are always abreast of the latest health and safety regulations in a broad spectrum of industries. Whether you are running a chemical processing plant or a production facility, we can assist you with assessing your health and safety efforts, and ensuring that changes are implemented to bring about positive change in your workplace.
When you choose to work with IOH Solutions, we will pay a visit to your premises to assess the situation, and provide you with a free quotation. We can handle all aspects of occupational hygiene affecting your business and industry, including indoor air quality, water sampling, ventilation, illumination, ergonomics, noise pollution, hazardous chemical substances, chemical compatibility, health risk assessments, thermal stress, and a great deal more.
Of course, you only want to do business with an accredited occupational hygienist, for your peace of mind. We are accredited with the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS), and we are an approved inspection authority with the South African Department of Labour.
Do not take your business’ health and safety standards for granted. Ensure that you are compliant, and that your workforce is protected. To arrange a visit from a professional occupational hygienist, and to chat about your current occupational health and safety, we warmly welcome you to get in touch with us. You can send us an email, or give us a call at IOH Solutions at any time during regular business hours.