Occupational hygiene services

Occupational hygiene (or industrial hygiene) uses science, engineering, safety and effective communication to protect and promote worker health. Simtars’ expert team of occupational hygienists design practical solutions for complex problems to help keep your workplace safe and comply with health and safety regulations.

Simtars’ occupational hygiene assessment and control solutions

With extensive industry experience, our highly qualified occupational hygienists and scientists can help you:

  • assess your worker health risks and develop proactive monitoring programs to meet your industry’s compliance needs    
  • monitor your employees’ exposure to workplace hazards    
  • sample and analyse occupational hygiene hazards associated with mining operations and other industries    
  • control the workplace hazards present in your business.    

We provide occupational hygiene assessment and control solutions for a wide range of workplace hazards, including:

  • respirable dust and silica        
  • inhalable dust        
  • noise        
  • diesel particulate matter (DPM)        
  • asbestos        
  • welding fumes        
  • vibration        
  • gas hazards      
  • indoor air quality        
  • mould        
  • heat stress        
  • lighting        
  • water quality        
  • biological hazards        
  • confined spaces.        

Download our brochure for a more complete list of Simtars’ occupational hygiene services (PDF, 3.7MB).

Why choose Simtars occupational hygiene services?

Highly qualified occupational hygienists

Simtars’ highly trained professional occupational hygienists use a client-focused and engaging approach to deliver tailored occupational hygiene solutions. Our AIOH certified occupational hygienists (COH) have experience in a broad range of industries,including:

  • coal mines, metal mines and quarries  
  • coal ports and coal processing  
  • mine exploration and mine drill rigs  
  • refineries, metal processing and smelting  
  • power stations  
  • state and local government  
  • health and allied service  
  • defence  
  • manufacturing  
  • construction.  

Australian and industry accreditation

Our services are accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA), Australia. We use recommended AIOH, NIOSH, AIHA* and Australian Standard techniques to provide:

  • COH and respirable dust management plans to meet Queensland coal mining regulations    
  • occupational hygiene exposure monitoring    
  • health risk assessment (HRA) programs    
  • health and safety management system audits    
  • occupational hygiene data review and statistical analysis    
  • specialised occupational hygiene training services    
  • health and safety management system audits    
  • occupational hygiene procedure review and development.  

*AIOH - Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists; NIOSH - National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health; AIHA - American Industrial Hygiene Association