Health & Safety Department

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.

These include:

  • Noise monitoring and advice
  • Temperature and humidity monitoring and advice
  • Dust monitoring 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

Contact

Occupational Hygiene Unit

  • Health and Safety Department
  • The University of Edinburgh

Contact details

Address

Street

Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH1 1HT

Occupational Hygiene and Projects Manager

Candice Schmid

Candice Schmid

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, Graduate member of IOSH, member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists, member of ISTR and the University Chemical Safety Forum.

Candice Schmid

Occupational Hygiene and Projects Manager

  • Occupational Hygiene Unit

Contact details

Availability

  • Working days are Monday - Thursday 08.30-17.00

Health and Safety Projects Assistant

Angharad Jenkins

Angharad joined the Department recently to assist with Health and Safety projects, concentrating on the personal emergency evacuation process (PEEPs) system.

Angharad Jenkins

Health and Safety Projects Assistant

  • Occupational Hygiene Unit

Contact details

Related Links

The British Occupational Hygiene Society

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

University Chemical Safety Forum

Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists

American Industrial Hygiene Association

Institute of Safety in Technology and Research