Health & Safety Department

Occupational Hygiene Unit

Services of 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


Occupational Hygiene Unit

  • Health and Safety Department
  • The University of Edinburgh

Contact details



Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street

Post Code

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 and the University Chemical Safety Forum.

Candice Schmid

Occupational Hygiene and Projects Manager

  • Occupational Hygiene Unit

Contact details


  • Working days are Monday- Thursday 08.30-17.00