7. Occupational Health and Occupational Hygiene
(sponsored by HSA and HSENI)
This is section 7 of 12 to be included in your submission.
Occupational health and occupational hygiene assessment and monitoring is an important part of a company’s health and safety management system. Monitoring may be carried out for varies reasons; ensure workers protection, base line exposure information, check adequacy of controls, routine checks, legal requirements, etc.
Monitoring should give vital information regarding workers exposure to hazardous agents such as dust, noise, vibration, chemicals in the workplace.
Occupational health and occupational hygiene are primarily concerned with the working environment itself rather than the medical effect on the workforce; they focus on factors in the workplace, which may affect the comfort, well-being and health of the employees.
Is the organisation:
Supporting evidence relating to 2021 required in key areas associated with this section must include current evidence of implementation and review.
Examples of the evidence required:
Consider: Lead worker representatives, Screens / Distancing, People traffic flow within the workplace, PPE programmes, Sanitisation, Ventilation, Information to employees, Visitor /contractor /delivery arrangements, Remote working arrangements including training (referenced to Section 9), EAP / Medical / Occupational Health Physician/Department involvement.
Provide policies and procedures relevant to the above.
Evidence of implementation of the above.
NOTE: Training relating to Occupational Health and Occupational Hygiene should be included in section 9 (Health & Safety Training), not in this section.
This is not an exhaustive list but presents a structure for applicants.
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