Verde provide a full range of technical and advisory services in the assessment of occupational exposure and compliance with relevant legislation. Our aim is to provide practical, cost effective solutions that will work well and be acceptable to regulatory and other bodies.
Industrial hygiene is the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control, and confirmation of protection from hazards at work that may result in injury, illness, or affect the well being of workers.
These hazards or stressors are typically divided into the categories biological, chemical, physical, ergonomic and psychosocial.
Risk assessment is the process of identifying and evaluating these potential adverse effects on human health or the environment. It is the qualitative or quantitative evaluation of the risk posed to the environment and / or human health by the actual or potential presence or release of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants. Risk management involves identifying effective and practical solutions to ensure that risks remain acceptable. Our risk assessors apply mathematical risk models to derive defensible, realistic target values for any risk control measures that may be required.
Protection of personnel in the workplace is provided for under The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. Individual items of legislation exist for such hazards relating to Asbestos, Biological Agents, Carcinogens, Chemical Agents, Airborne Pollutants, Noise and Vibration.