Preventing you from becoming ill as a result of the work you do, through a range of activities such as removing hazards from the workplace, providing training to all managers and employees, and putting into place monitoring and surveillance to ensure the places we work in are safe and well-maintained should be a key component of any companies health and safety strategy.
‘Occupational hygiene is the scientific discipline that protects people against the wide range of health risks that can arise from potential hazards in the workplace. In short, the job of an occupational hygienist is to identify and control these hazards, in order to protect workers from serious and even fatal illnesses: cancer; asthma; dermatitis; hearing loss; and many other diseases can all be caused by hazards in the workplace. Examples of workplace hazards include: chemicals; dusts; fumes; noise; vibration; and extreme temperatures’.http://www.bohs.org/about-us/
The following links provide some more information about key topics.