Occupational hygiene

Occupational hygiene is the art of assessing the risk of hazards in order to protect the health of workers and building occupants.

Using innovation, a science based risk approach, engineering and a variety of technology, occupational hygienists develop plans and measure worker exposure to chemical, biological and physical contaminants.

The data is then used to provide advise on control strategies that look to reduce exposures to as low as is reasonably practicable. 

This approach is designed to protect workers from serious, and even fatal, illnesses caused by work-related activities.

Our occupational hygiene services are a direct reflection of our purpose, to improve health and wellbeing in the workplace and at home.

OUR occupational hygiene SERVICES

There are many health hazards frequently encountered in the workplace.  Our team of occupational hygienists are  knowledgable, experienced and agile, and can offer the following services to assist you:

  • - Occupational and environmental noise assessments
  • - Whole body and hand arm vibration
  • - Chemical exposure assessment
  • - Dust assessments (asbestos, respirable crystalline silica, coal dust etc.)
  • - Diesel exhaust particulate monitoring
  • - Heat stress

Experience, Qualifications & Affiliations

We are incredibly proud of our growing occupational hygiene team.

Our highly experienced  occupational hygienists carry tertiary qualifications in occupational hygiene, toxicology or a science based discipline.  

They are also vocational trained in a number of courses developed and then run by the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygiene (AIOH) or the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).

These faculties of Occupational Hygiene set, develops and maintains the professional standards of occupational hygienists. 

Our teams qualifications held by the team include:

  • • Full members of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygiene (AIOH)
  • • BOHS - M104: Noise and Vibration
  • • BOHS – P401 Identification of Asbestos in Bulk Samples (PLM)
  • • BOHS – P402 Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings
  • • BOHS – P403 Asbestos Fibre Counting
  • • BOHS – P404 Air Sampling and Clearance Testing of Asbestos
  • • BOHS - W501 Measurement of Hazardous substances
  • • BOHS -W503 Noise- Measurement and its effects
  • • BOHS -W505 Control of Hazardous substances.
  • • BOHS - P601: Initial Appraisal and Thorough Examination and Testing of Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems
  • •IOA - Certificate of Competence in Environmental Noise Measurement (CCENM)
  • • Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) Level 3 Award in Asbestos Surveying

Mobile Report Delivery

JMB Environmental Consulting Pty Ltd works in partnership with Docsies and is currently developing their suite of apps to enable the capture of data for occupational hygiene assessments.

Docsies is a streamlined cloud computing suite allowing simple and intuitive data capture in the field through to effective online reporting

Through a suite of job specific applications, Docsies helps us capture standardised and reliable data in the field, and uses QR and barcode technology to simplify air monitoring, clearances and surveys and inspections.
It has scaled with our organisation, and allows JMB team members to collaborate on, and hand over seamlessly at any point in a project. Through Docsies we issue reports in real time, and with mobile preview and sign-off technology we can run our clients through reports and then issue before leaving site.
Our partnership has also allowed our Clients to easily track their portfolio risks, and manage their reports via the Docsies intuitive web based portal. Clients can even see the progression of their projects live.
No more site notes, no more emailing information between consultants, no more forms – we couldn’t be without it.