Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene

A workplace plays a central role in people's lives and the community, since most workers spend at least eight hours a day in there and it may well receive customers and visitors. This means the work environment has to be a safe and healthy place. Consequently then, a business requires the science and engineering dedicated to anticipation, recognition, evaluation, communication, prevention and control of potential workplace exposures that may result in injury, illness, impairment, or otherwise affect the wellbeing of workers, as well as their productivity, efficiency and attendance, of community members and safeguarding of the business. Safe Dimensions offer a comprehensive occupational health service including industrial hygiene to clients throughout the world that will see them meet such onus. Some of the typical studies in this service are:

  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Assessment;
  • Gas and Vent Dispersion Analysis;
  • Flare and Thermal Radiation Studies;
  • Noise and Vibration Analysis;
  • Lighting Impact Assessment;
  • Human Factors Analysis and Ergonomics Specification; and
  • Human Error Analysis / Human Reliability Analysis.

All of these individual studies will feed a Health Risk Assessment (HRA), which is part of our Technical Safety and Risk Assessment service within the health and safety portfolio that aid our clients in their business. This assessment will allow the client to develop an understanding of potential health effects and measure receptor exposure to harmful stressors. The HRA process also involves the consideration of political, social, economic and engineering factors combined with risk assessment information to develop, analyse and compare options for better health outcomes.