Occupational Hygiene Management Group
The rail industry is continuously looking at ways it can improve the protection it offers employees from harm at work. The application of occupational hygiene as a science will allow the industry to anticipate and recognise how eliminating or controlling exposure to hazardous materials and environments can look towards eliminating occupational diseases.
The purpose of the Occupational Hygiene Management Group is to focus on strategic activities for the assessment and management of the key health risks in the railway. Therefore, the group focuses on exposure to health hazards that could potentially lead to both short and long term occupational diseases—such as silica, noise, vibration, DEEE, welding fumes and microbiological materials such as Legionella.