Occupational Hygiene is the science of identifying of hazardous agents in the workplace that could cause disease or discomfort, evaluating the extent of the risk due to exposure to these hazardous agents, and controlling those risks to prevent ill-health in both the short and long term.
Hazardous agents can be chemical (dusts, vapours, mists), physical (heat, light, noise, radiation), ergonomic, biological (bacteria, viruses), or psychosocial (stress, violence, bullying).
- Respirable Dust and Silica
- Bioaerosols - Mould, Bacteria
- Occupational Noise
- Synthetic Mineral Fibres
- Fumes and Gases
- Indoor Air Quality
- Radiation Testing
- Heat Stress
- Inhalable Dust
- Welding Fumes
- Diesel Particulates
Chemical and biological hazards can be present in air, water, soil and food and may pose a risk to the human populations exposed. As the growing complexity of environmental health and pollution issues continue to challenge the public sector and private industry, evaluation of the human health risks have become critical drivers in the decision-making process.
Heggies offers a wide range of services to industry and public sector clients both nationally and internationally. We know and understand the most current regulations and scientific databases and are committed to providing environmental and occupational health services using the most robust, transparent and up to date scientific methods and tools. Heggies toxicology and health services includes:
- Human health risk assessments
- Toxicological reviews
- Chemical profiles
- Exposure assessment
- Epidemiological studies
- Chemical hazard assessment
- Biological hazard assessment
- Biomarker study design
- Health surveillance
- Worker exposure studies
- Systematic literature reviews
- Expert witness/ reports - exposure and toxicity
- Advice on risk of environmental health hazards
- Community consultation
Heggies provides you with unique advantages that many others cannot offer. We are proud to have one of the most extensive and diverse range of science and engineering specialists in Australia. We are able to draw on this range of expertise to compliment your needs in toxicology and environmental health, be they issues relating to worker or community exposure, land and water
contamination or sustainable development.
Many toxicology and public, environmental and occupational health reports contain medico-legal and ethical implications. Heggies is experienced in reviewing and undertaking high profile studies or providing emergency advice on situations such as pandemics, disease control or mould outbreaks and we guarantee that you will work with staff that have the relevant experience and qualifications that will stand up to legal, community and professional expectations.
Heggies dedicated Toxicology and Health Risk team have professional and educational backgrounds in:
- Environmental Health
- Public Health
- Occupational Hygiene
- Health Science
We strive to provide the highest level of service to our clients with high calibre work which is both academically rigorous and practical to today’s business and community needs.
Heggies consults in all areas of Occupational Health Safety and Rehabilitation. If you would like to find out more about the services we offer in this area, please contact us here.