Occupational hygiene describes the process of ensuring a safe working environment for employees
Small, everyday occurrences, such as the way you sit at your desk, can have an impact on your long-term health. As such, mitigating these risks is key to ensuring a high quality of life. Occupational hygiene describes the process of ensuring a safe working environment for employees. This works through a three-step process.
- Identify stressors that have the potential to have a negative impact on workers in the workplace.
- Evaluate the risk caused by exposure to these stressors.
- Control the risk to protect workers from suffering harm at their workplaces.
Occupational hygiene protects workers through prevention, minimising exposure to chemical, physical, psychological and biological agents in the work environment that could cause harm. Assessments are undertaken by trained occupational hygienists. EDP offers a comprehensive package of occupational hygiene support that can be tailored to the unique needs of your workplace.