Work Health and Safety legislation requires a Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) to take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its workers.
Similarly, the legislation requires workers to take reasonable care of themselves and others in the workplace. This shared responsibility in achieving safe workplaces is partially achieved by providing workers with information, instruction and training.
Legislation requires a PCBU to Identify, assess and control those hazards and risk that workers are likely to be exposed to.
- Legislation requires organizations to identify and manage airborne substances that may cause harm.
- Environmental monitoring provides objective evidence about what if any exposure might be occurring.
- Objective monitoring allows for cost effective controls to be implemented.
- Provides objective evidence in countering possible workers compensation or civil claims
Typically clients require monitoring for:
Environmental and personal monitoring is the first step in identifying objectively if there is a hazard and if so what level of risk does it present.
Essentially environmental monitoring involves static monitoring and sampling of the environment e.g. boundary monitoring of dusts potentially leaving site. Personal monitoring as the words indicate involves the collection of airborne particles that are likely to be inhaled by the worker being exposed. If after undertaking the monitoring it is confirmed a hazard exists and the risks are tangible then we can assist you in implementing practical and effective control measures .
For more information on Environmental Monitoring, please call Steven on 0438 932 115 or contact WHSE Consulting.