Asbestos and Other Hazardous Materials

Work Science has extensive experience in dealing with asbestos, lead, silica and other hazardous materials. We operate a NATA accredited asbestos laboratory. We can help clients manage these risks practically across a range of high-risk industries and sectors.

Extensive research exists on the known health hazards associated with asbestos, lead, silica and other hazardous materials. Legislation exists for the management of asbestos and hazardous materials across workplaces in Australia. Work Science helps our clients to meet these legislative compliance obligations in a tailored and practical way. Our service offering includes:

  • Identification of asbestos and hazardous materials – including NATA accredited laboratory analysis
  • Development of asbestos and hazardous materials registers
  • Risk assessment (including human health risk assessment) associated with asbestos, lead, silica and other hazardous materials
  • Management plans and strategies including control advice
  • NATA accredited air monitoring and clearance certification
  • Training for workers including asbestos, lead, silica and other hazardous materials

Work Science also has technology platforms that support the delivery of our asbestos and hazardous materials consulting services. This includes online access to registers and other key compliance documentation, as well as the ability to keep registers updated and current in accordance with legislative requirements.

Occupational Hygiene

Occupational hygienists use science and technology to measure worker exposures, assess worker risks and develop controls to improve the workplace environment. At Work Science we use science and technology to provide advice on control strategies using the hierarchy of control – elimination, substitution, isolation, engineering modifications, administrative controls and last but not least, personal protective equipment. We focus on worker health protection through risk assessment and providing advice on improving work conditions and work practices.

Work Science occupational hygienists include Certified Occupational Hygienists (COH). We provide advice for clients across a range of hazards including (but not limited to):

  • Noise (occupational and environmental)
  • Indoor air quality
  • Hazardous chemicals (including advice on GHS)
  • Mould and biological hazards
  •  Aerosols such as asbestos, respirable crystalline silica, coal dust, diesel particulate matter, heavy metals, welding fumes
  • Vibration (whole body and hand arm)
  • Respiratory fit testing

Our service offering includes:

  • Monitoring for a wide range of physical, chemical and biological hazards
  • Conducting risk assessments (including occupational health risk assessments) of your workplace
  • Developing occupational hygiene management plans
  • Delivering tailored awareness training
  • Conducting quantitative fit testing and develop respiratory protection programs.
  • Develop occupational hygiene policies and procedures