Occupational Hygiene Unit
What the Occupational Hygiene Unit does and information about the staff.
What is Occupational Hygiene?
Occupational Hygiene is the application of scientific, technological and managerial principles to the protection of the health of persons at work, and those outside the workplace, through the prevention or reduction of risks to health which are presented by chemical, physical or biological agents.
What services does the Unit provide?
The Occupational Hygiene and Projects Manager can provide guidance on general health and safety matters as well as specific occupational hygiene related subjects.
- Noise monitoring and advice
- Temperature and humidity monitoring and advice
- Dust monitoring and advice
- Lighting measurements and advice
- Respirator face-fit testing and guidance on wearing of respirators
- Chemical / hazardous substances safety
- Accident investigations
- Personal protective equipment (PPE) advice
- Transport and travel safety advice and guidance
- General health and safety issues
Procure external services for monitoring or sampling of hazardous substances if required.
Guidance on most of the above is available at https://www.ed.ac.uk/health-safety/guidance
Occupational Hygiene and Projects Manager
Candice has an MA(Hons) in Archaeology from the University of Edinburgh, graduating in 2003.
She also has the following Health and Safety qualifications - IOSH 'Managing Safely', NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health and the NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health.
She also holds the Certificate of Operational Competence in Occupational Hygiene, awarded by the British Occupational Hygiene Society.
Candice is a Licentiate member of BOHS, Chartered member of IOSH, Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner, member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists, member of ISTR and the University Chemical Safety Forum.
Health and Safety Projects Assistant
Angharad joined the Department recently to assist with Health and Safety projects, concentrating on the personal emergency evacuation process (PEEPs) system.