Occupational hygienists are involved at the interface of people and their workplaces using science and engineering to prevent ill health caused by the work environment and specialise in the assessment and control of risks to health caused from workplace exposure to hazards.
The term Occupational Hygiene is generally defined as “the art and science dedicated to the Anticipation, Recognition, Evaluation, Communication and Control of environmental stressors in, or arising from, the work place that may result in injury, illness, impairment, or affect the well-being of workers and members of the community”. These stressors are normally divided into the categories Biological, Chemical, Physical, Ergonomic and Psychosocial.
Where there is the potential for injury or illness to arise from the presence of Biological, Chemical, Physical, Ergonomic and Psychosocial hazards, then the PCBU (Person Conducting Business Undertaking/business owner) must determine the level of risk.
Safe and Sound Solutions can conduct workplace exposure monitoring and exposure assessments throughout New Zealand. We employ a number of real-time assessment techniques that can allow preliminary assessment against the New Zealand workplace exposure standards without the initial cost of a full exposure survey. This allows controls to be improved prior to workers personal exposure assessment. The latest workplace exposure standards can be found on Worksafe NZ website. We also offer assistance with Personal protective and respiratory protective equipment including respirator fit testing.
Download our brochure for more information on how we can assist you with your monitoring needs. It includes information on the following services: Dust and Particulate monitoring, Volatile & Semi-volatile organic compound monitoring, gas and vapour monitoring, weld fume and heavy metal analysis, ventilation assessments, noise monitoring, hazardous substance training and compliance, Biological (mold and spores), surface and material testing, thermal environment assessments, respirator fit testing, vibration monitoring, indoor air quality assessments, respiratory and hearing protection programs, bioaerosol monitoring, confined space entry and monitoring, and biological exposure monitoring.
Safe and Sound is proud to support New Zealand business and recommends Tecknosys for Occupational Hygiene equipment and supplies.
“At Tecknosys, we strive to promote a cleaner, healthier and safer environment for ourselves, our kids, and for future generations.”
“We engaged the team at Safesound for noise monitoring and they were great to work with. Communication was fantastic and the testing was carried out with minimal interruption to our working day and staff. Really easy to deal with and pricing was really reasonable too. Thanks team. Great job.”