Our Occupational Hygiene Service Provided by BOHS Certified professionals
Many failures in health and safety result in events or injuries are acute in nature (immediately felt) and in most of the cases low impacting. Managerial failures related to occupational hygiene management on the other hand tend to be chronic in nature (A chronic condition is a health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects or a disease that comes with time), a common example of this would be mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure. Due to this delayed nature, employers and employees, in previous times failed to focus on their management.
TransAtlantic is one of only a few health and safety consultancies able to offer an occupational hygiene competent person service provided by BOHS-certified professionals. Many general HSE practitioners do not have the level of detailed knowledge and expertise to enable them to adequately discuss or assess Occupational Hygiene which is about the recognition, assessment and control of health risks from workplace exposures to hazards such as chemicals, dusts, fumes, noise, vibration, heat and cold.
Occupational hygienists understand the health effects of hazards, can recognise the risks and assess them through monitoring and measurement and can help employers and employees to understand these risks and minimise or eliminate them. With regulatory bodies across the world focusing, and rightly so on the health effects of chemical, physical and biological elements organisations are running a high risk of regulatory breaches for their failure to manage adequately.
- Anytime support
- COSHH Assessment development assistance
- Appointed competent person
While the service does not differ between organisations of various sizes, the time and resources required to provide said service varies. For this reason, different pricing structures exist for various sizes of the organization.
- 0-40 Persons = 100 Per Month
- 40 – 100 Persons = 150 Per month
- 100 – 200 Persons = 200 Per month
- 200 – 400 persons = 300 Per month
- 400 and above = Bespoke quote provided
How long am I tied into a contract?
Here at TransAtlantic Safety we do not tie our clients into long contracts, we don’t need to. Our service speaks for itself and clients often do not need encouragement to stay. Fees are paid on a monthly basis.
Are visits included in the packages?
No, many consultancies build this element in to aid them to upsell to their clients throughout the year. We will visit only when you request.
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Occupational Hygiene Competent Person - FAQs
What is the role of an occupational hygienist?
An occupational hygienist is a professional who specializes in assessing and controlling workplace hazards to protect the health and well-being of workers. Their primary role is to identify potential hazards in the workplace, evaluate exposure risks, and develop strategies to eliminate or minimize those risks. They conduct workplace assessments, collect air and other samples, analyse data, and recommend control measures to ensure a safe and healthy working environment.
What skills do occupational hygienists have?
Occupational hygienists possess a range of skills and knowledge to effectively carry out their role. Some common skills and abilities of occupational hygienists include:
- Strong understanding of occupational health and safety principles and regulations.
- Knowledge of toxicology, chemistry, and the potential health effects of workplace hazards.
- Proficiency in conducting workplace assessments and measurements, such as air sampling, noise monitoring, and ergonomic evaluations.
- Ability to interpret and analyse data to assess exposure risks and develop appropriate control measures.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with workers, management, and other stakeholders.
- Problem-solving skills to identify the root causes of hazards and devise practical and effective control strategies.
- Continuous learning and staying updated with industry standards, regulations, and technological advancements in the field of occupational hygiene.
What qualifications does an occupational hygienist need?
The qualifications required for an occupational hygienist may vary depending on the specific country or region. However, there are common qualifications and certifications that are highly valued in the field. These include:
- A degree in occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, environmental science, chemistry, or a related field.
- Additional professional certifications such as those obtained through BOHS
- Postgraduate qualifications, such as a Master’s degree or a specialization in occupational hygiene, can provide advanced knowledge and skills.
- Relevant work experience in conducting workplace assessments, exposure monitoring, and implementing control measures is highly beneficial.
- Continuous professional development through attending conferences, workshops, and staying up-to-date with emerging research and best practices in occupational hygiene.
- It is important to note that specific qualifications and requirements may vary based on the jurisdiction and industry. Consulting local regulations and professional organizations in your area will provide detailed information on the qualifications necessary to become an occupational hygienist.