Health, Safety and Welfare
AONA Environmental believe that looking after the Health, Safety and Welfare of staff makes good business sense. There are many benefits of high quality Occupational Health & Safety, including increased productivity, higher quality of work, increased workforce morale and reduced employee turnover.
In Ireland and the United Kingdom, legislation sets out provisions for securing and improving the safety, health and welfare of people at work. This legislation sets out the rights and obligations of both employers and employees and provides for substantial fines and penalties for breaches of the health and safety legislation.
AONA Environmental can help our clients to improve safety in the workplace by identifying hazards, assessing risks, and implementing systems that will reduce the likelihood of injury occurring at work, thereby aiding our clients to comply with relevant Health and Safety legislation.
Occupational Noise at Work Surveys: Exposure to high levels of noise can have physiological and psychological effects on workers, including permanent hearing loss or conditions such as tinnitus (ringing in the ears). High noise levels can interfere with communications in the workplace, leading to an increased risk of accidents and can be a source of stress. Employers are required to reduce the noise level when employees are likely to be exposed to noise at work above the lower exposure action value. The employer is obliged to carry out a detailed Noise Risk Assessment, completed by a competent person. If it is anticipated an employee is at risk of exposure to noise, the employer must establish and implement a programme of technical and organisational measures to reduce exposure.
Hygiene, Dust and Indoor Air Quality: Where hazardous chemical agents are present or likely to be present in the workplace, employers are required by legislation to protect workers from the hazards related to chemical agents at work. Appropriate measures include risk assessment, indoor air quality monitoring, prevention and control measures, health surveillance, record keeping and employee’s duties.
AONA Environmental identify and assess the risks posed by noise, dust, gas, vapours and chemicals in the workplace in accordance with best practise. A comprehensive Occupational Hygiene Monitoring Report including an assessment of the effectiveness of current control measures and recommendations to reduce exposure will be undertaken to ensure legislative compliance and the betterment of the health, safety and welfare of all employees.
Typically, the Clients of our Occupational Health & Safety services include Industrial facilities, such as the manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors.