What is an Occupational Hygienist

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What is an Occupational Hygienist?


They are not workplace cleaners or occupational health nurses.

Occupational Hygienists anticipate, recognise, evaluate and control biological, physical, and chemical health hazards in the workplace. 


In simpler terms, we try and protect workers short term and long term health from things that can harm their health at work. We do this by going to the workplace, finding out what people are being exposed to and how much, then helping businesses to eliminate or reduce exposure as much as possible.


We work with health and safety managers, occupational health nurses, operations managers and workers to get a full picture of how to help.