Occupational Hygiene

occupational hygiene heat stress lighting surveys noise and dust monitoringOHSA has highly experienced and appropriately qualified consultants who are regularly engaged to conduct monitoring and assessing of environmental hazards at the workplace. Our people are often engaged to lecture at universities in post-graduate OH&S subjects.

Key Services include:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heat Stress Monitoring

OHSA is able to conduct Indoor and outdoor environments assessments against heat stress and cold stress indices and then recommendations are provided to ensure compliance with the ACGIH Threshold Limit Values) Read More »

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Lighting Surveys

Illumination levels can have an adverse impact on employee health and productivity and workplace health and safety. Read More »

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Occupational Noise Monitoring

Occupational noise is a major issue in many workplaces. It is a significant risk factor in industrial deafness and other hearing loss disorders. Measuring noise levels and workers’ noise exposure is integral part of a workplace hearing conservation and noise control program. It helps to identify work locations where there are noise problems, employees who are exposed to noise levels and where additional noise measurements need to be made and controls implemented. Read More »

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Whole Body and Arm-Hand Vibration Monitoring;

Whole body vibration (and high amplitude jolts and jars – shock) is known to be a contributing factor to muscle fatigue, stiffness, lower back pain and serious physical injury.OHSA conducts 100’s of whole body vibration (WBV) assessments on mining and transport plant each year with a vibration dosimeter (with simultaneous floor and seat tri-axial accelerometers) to measure exposure levels to determine compliance with the recommended levels in Australian Standard AS2670. Read More »

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Dust Monitoring.

The prevention of occupational diseases as a result of excessive exposure to dust has and continues to be a major issue in many industries (including construction and mining).

Atmospheric dust can give rise to a number of lung disorders or diseases. One of these diseases is pneumoconiosis, a term proposed by a researcher in 1866 as a general term for lung diseases caused by dust inhalation.
OHSA provides personal and/or static monitoring and analysis of airborne dust generated by a wide range of activities including coal and metalliferous mining, quarrying, drilling and tunneling in accordance with relevant industry standards including Australian Standards AS2895-2004 Workplace Atmospheres – Method for Sampling and Gravimetric Determination of Respirable Dust and AS3640 – 1989 Workplace Atmospheres – Method for Sampling and Gravimetric Determination of Inspirable Dust. Read More »

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