Occupational Hygiene

Occupational Hygiene is recognising, evaluating and controlling health hazards in the workplace to protect people's health, both short term and long term. 

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, states that PCBU's have the duty of care to ensure, so far as reasonably practical, that the workplace is without risks to the health and safety of any person.  Chemsafety's Consultants can help by evaluating your workplace for worker health hazards and give practical advise on how to provide appropriate remedial action to reduce the risk.

Occupational Hygiene services include;

  • Noise Assessments - evaluating what levels of noise workers are exposed to, how to minimise that exposure and whats the correct PPE to wear. 
  • Dust & Chemical Hazards - Inhalable dust such as crystalline silica, diesel particulates, solvents and metals can be monitored and advise given on how to eliminate, isolate or minimise the hazard. 
  • Indoor Air Quality - There are many factors that can effect the quality of the air inside offices or other workplaces.  These can lead to symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, trouble concentrating and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat and lungs.

Chemsafety's Consultants are all science graduates and members of the New Zealand Occupational Hygiene Society.  Our Senior Consultants are also trusted advisers on the the Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) register.  

Our team are based in Christchurch and Wellington but travel nationally throughout New Zealand helping our clients take care of their workers.  Our team are passionate about health and safety, have been since 1996 and will be well into the future. 

We welcome your call to discuss how we can help you - 0800 366 370 - info@chemsafety.co.nz

For more information on occupational hygiene please read our news articles:


Do seasons affect worker exposure?

Respirable Crystalline Silica Guidance

Welding Ventilation Guidance