How occupational hygiene can help your business
Indoor Air Quality Assessments (IAQ) help to identify health hazards in the workplace can demonstrate compliance with the law and minimize work stoppages, as well as help mitigate the Ministry of Labour fines or orders.
Businesses benefit from identifying and controlling health hazards in the workplace through Assessment of occupational health hazards and control of associated risks.
It is well known that healthy workers require fewer days off to cope with illness. As well Healthy workers are generally more productive while at work.
What the law says
Ontario has legislation that governs workplace exposure to chemical, physical and biological health hazards. The legislation includes:
Guidelines to Meet
Numerous chemicals such as solvents, asbestos, carbon monoxide, silica as well as physical agents such as dust, noise, radiation and excessive heat, including biological hazards such as moulds and bacteria can impact workers.
The Dangers of Exposure
Exposure to these materials and processes can cause cancers, severe allergic reactions, nervous system impairment and noise-induced hearing loss. Diseases impact the lives of many Ontario workers and their families each year.
How does Indoor air quality (IAQ) affect occupational hygiene?
The objective of an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) monitoring survey is to collect representative samples from the facility. As such, samples of Indoor working environments are representative of the human workplace conditions. The monitoring program evaluates the analytical results against regulated limits and/or guidelines.
What is Occupational Hygiene?
Occupational Hygiene is a science devoted to evaluating and controlling as well as anticipating and recognizing potential health hazards to your workers. As such, Occupational Hygiene works to help workers avoid sickness, impairment of health and well-being, or significant discomfort.