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Occupational hygiene can be defined as the prevention of ill-health from work, through recognising, evaluating and controlling the risks. This normally is achieved by controlling the exposure of employees or members of the community to hazardous substances or other phenomena involved with the work activity. CRA provides a wide range of occupational hygiene services, including:
- Asbestos management;
- Microbiological (mould) remediation services;
- Occupational exposure assessments (noise, chemical/toxic substances);
- Legionella risk management;
- COSHH assessments;
- Ergonomics; and
- Indoor air quality.
What are the benefits?
Over 22 million working days were lost in the UK during 2010/11, due to occupational ill health, compared with 4.4 million days lost due to workplace injuries. Occupational hygiene has a lower profile than measures to protect employees from occupational injuries but the figures demonstrate that risk assessments are essential to identify measures necessary to reduce the exposure to hazardous substances and other hazards in the workplace that could impact the health of employees.
CRA’s safety and occupational hygiene specialists are highly knowledgeable of all legislation relevant to occupational hygiene and have extensive expertise in the evaluation and control of compliance issues. This resource depth allows us to select personnel with the appropriate knowledge and experience to provide high quality and cost-effective services.
For additional information on how CRA could help you, please contact Frank Dennis on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0115 965 6700.