Although it has always been important for companies to adhere to compliant occupational hygiene practices, the ongoing pandemic has brought this issue to the front of the minds of regulatory bodies, staff, and existing and potential customers. Many people are now reluctant to enter a business premises without an assurance that the organisation adheres to compliant occupational hygiene practices, and that the worksite has been thoroughly audited, and passed an assessment as a safe, hygienic premises, that poses no environmental risks. It is recommended that companies take immediate action in auditing their occupational hygiene practices, and ensure that they are all meeting compliance standards, as the sooner companies do this, the sooner they will be able to provide reassurance to their staff and customers that they are mindful of their occupational hygiene practices, and taking appropriate action to protect people whilst onsite.
Certified occupational hygienists help companies stay safe
To ensure that your business is adhering to effective, compliant occupational hygiene practices, it is recommended that it undergoes an occupational hygiene audit of all its worksites. This process has certified occupational hygienists visit worksites to conduct a thorough audit of its occupational hygiene practices, to assess whether they are within regulatory compliant levels.
They will audit a range of different occupational hygiene issues, some of which could include dust and steam exposure, silica dust exposure, air quality, noise levels, potential atmospheric contaminants, ventilation, whether onsite chemicals and other hazardous goods are stored safely, and so on. If it is ascertained that any of these hygiene risks are exceeding compliant levels, the auditors will provide the business with a clear action plan about what steps they need to take rectify the issue, achieve and maintain compliance, and ensure the issue does not reoccur.
Compliant occupational hygiene practices show a commitment to safety
What makes it so important for businesses to get on top of their occupational hygiene obligations is that, with the pandemic still ongoing, many staff, consumers, and potential trading partners may be reluctant to visit business worksites. People are rightfully concerned about issues such as social distancing, sanitary onsite conditions, and so on, and organisations that can demonstrate that they have identified the scope of potential onsite occupational hygiene risks, and taken appropriate steps to ensure that everything is operating within compliant levels, are the businesses that are most likely to achieve and maintain that competitive edge. With many companies across Australia operating under already extremely challenging conditions, the sooner they go about doing this, the sooner they can work at proving to regulatory bodies, their staff, and customers, that they are a safe, compliant business, and one worth visiting.
Our specialist consultants can help with this process
After reading this article, you probably want to learn more about this process, how it is done, and the specific benefits it can bring to your operations. In that case, please contact our specialist consultants today by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1300 802 163 for a quick, obligation-free consultation.
All you need to do is tell them about your company, including its industry, the work it performs, how many staff are typically onsite, and so on, and they will be able to discuss with you some of the common occupational hygiene challenges your business may face, and how an occupational hygiene audit of the premises can help your business successfully address them. They will then be able to arrange for a certified occupational hygienist to visit your worksite and perform the audit, under COVID-Safe conditions, helping your company achieve its compliance goals, and remain a strong industry player. Doesn’t that sound like a safe idea?
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