Hygiene Risk Assessments

If you have over 20 employees, OH&S requires employers to have a formal written health and safety program. In this program, it is also mandated to address hygiene issues pertaining to air quality, noise, lead, ergonomics, NORMS, etc if workers may be exposed to such hazards. Since this falls outside of the scope of general safety personnel, companies may refer to an industrial hygienist is order to assess these risks and help companies control and monitor the hazards in order to ensure a safe workplace and comply with federal and provincial guidelines.