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Occupational hygiene

Our workplace health, safety and environmental services keeps your business and employees safe. We’ll work with you to:

  • Evaluate and control health hazards in the working environment.
  • Safeguard employees and avoid work-related injury or illness.
  • Develop occupational hygiene policies you can rely on.

We:

  • Help you comply with the Occupational Health and Safety and Mine Health and Safety Acts.
  • Are a Department of Employment and Labour Approved Inspection Authority, No. OH 0110-CI020.
  • Are a South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) Accredited Inspection Body, No. OH 0110.

Get in touch

For a free assessment of your occupational health, safety and environmental business needs give us a call on +27 12 940 4998 or email [email protected] and an occupational hygiene consultant will call you back.

Occupational health, safety and environmental services

Our services include assessments and surveys that are conducted to anticipate, recognise and evaluate health hazards in the workplace. The objective is to control employee’s exposure to environmental factors that could cause detrimental health effects.

Ergonomics
risk assessment

Assessment of ergonomical risk factors; the goal of which is to improve employee well-being, job performance and job satisfaction.

Hazardous biological agents assessment

Used to assess the risks from the incidental exposure to hazardous biological agents that may be present during an employees’ course of work activities.

Hazardous chemical substances assessment

Conducted to assess the risk presented by potential exposure to airborne contaminants and to recommend corrective actions, where necessary.

Occupational health and health & safety risk assessment

This process includes a thorough inspection of the work environment, equipment, and systems to determine potential hazards and implement safety systems to prevent injury.



Personal protective equipment (PPE) assessment

A hazard assessment will help you find hazards at your workplace and help you determine what personal protective equipment your employees need for protection.



Whole body and hand arm vibration assessment

Exposure to vibration normally happens during the operation of machinery, such as hand tools or mobile equipment. An assessment will determine if corrective recommendations are required.



Environmental noise

Evaluate noise on the perimeter of your premises to establish conformance to the Noise Control Regulations and Environmental Conservation Act.

Environmental risk assessment

Baseline environmental assessments are conducted to assist with the early identification, remediation, and control of pollution sources.

Fallout dust

Dust fallout monitoring is cost-effective in measuring the amount of dust being deposited onto the ground and provides information to evaluate the effectiveness of control strategies.

Asbestos identification and counting

  • Analysis of bulk samples for the presence of asbestos fibres.
  • Enumeration of asbestos fibres on filter media.

Gravimetric analysis of dust

Gravimetric analysis of airborne dust collected on glass fibre filters in accordance with MDHS 14/4.








Water and soil analysis

Analysis of soil contamination and drinking water samples for conformance to national water service by laws.







Asbestos survey

  • Measures any potential exposure and an inventory of the location of asbestos in your workplace.
  • Planning, supervision, and clearance sampling during asbestos removal.

Ergonomics survey

Improving the design and safety of workstations, tools, and equipment to improve work tasks.







Extraction ventilation survey

Establish the efficiency of extraction ventilation systems in the workplace.







Hazardous biological agents survey

Evaluates legionella counts in water, quality of drinking and effluent water, as well as workplace cleaning practices.

Hazardous chemical substances survey

Evaluate employee exposure to airborne contaminants.

Heat and cold stress survey

Assess the thermal comfort parameters in your workplace.

Ionizing radiation survey

Assess employee exposure to ionizing radiation to recommend corrective measures, if necessary.



Lighting surveys

Assesses the quantity and quality of lighting in the workplace.



Noise survey

Evaluation and assessment of the risk of noise-induced hearing loss.



Ventilation and indoor air quality survey

Evaluate the quality of indoor air against statutory requirements.

Whole body and hand arm vibration survey

Evaluate employee exposure to hand-arm and whole-body vibration against statutory requirements.

Facilities
survey

Evaluate the suitability of sanitary facilities, change rooms, dining rooms and kitchens against statutory requirements.



Good health and productivity go hand in hand

We recommend control measures during assessments and surveys to protect employee health, lower healthcare, and social costs, increase life expectancy, reduce absenteeism, and increase productivity.

How our assessments and surveys can help your business

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Legal compliance

The Occupational Health and Safety, and Mine Health and Safety Acts require that every employer establishes what health and safety hazards are attached to any work performed in their workplace, and further establish precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of employees.

Legislation dictates that surveys and assessments be conducted by an Approved Inspection Authority to help employers comply with these requirements.

Our expertise

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Risk management methodology for safe and sustainable operations

Assessments and surveys are conducted to recognise, evaluate and mitigate health hazards in the work environment, with the objective of controlling exposure to environmental factors that may have detrimental effects on the health of any employee.

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Delivery and support for a productive work environment

We recognise that the hazards and risks for each of our clients are different. That’s why we help with making complex legislation and policy implementation easy, workable, and practical.

Real-time technology

Our innovative, real-time data is captured through wireless monitoring devices that’s linked to a web-based management system. The in-depth information that we capture can be linked to employee behaviour and the environment they work in.

Web-based management system

Creating synergy between our web-based project workflow and document management system for seamless integration.

Wireless monitoring devices

Ongoing cloud based, real time evaluation of health hazards to continuously recommend corrective actions to improve workplace safety.

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Customised training programmes

Our learning programmes can help improve your organisational productivity, while ensuring high-performance employees stay with you longer.
We offer workshops, talks and organisational development training in the following areas:

  • Asbestos
  • Confined space entry
  • COVID-19 HSE
  • Ergonomics
  • Extraction ventilation
  • Hazardous chemical substances
  • Health and safety
  • Noise
  • Occupational hygiene
  • Reporting
  • Respiratory protective devices
  • Thermal stress (heat and cold)
  • Ventilation system substances

Our certifications and affiliations

We are a certified occupational health and safety company who are:

A Department of Employment and Labour Approved Inspection Authority, No. OH 0110-CI020.

A Department of Employment and Labour Approved Inspection Authority, No. OH 0110-CI020.

A South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) Accredited Inspection Body, No. OH 0110.

A South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) Accredited Inspection Body, No. OH 0110.

A member of the South African Institute of Occupational Hygiene (SAIOH).

A member of the South African Institute of Occupational Hygiene (SAIOH).

Frequently asked questions

Can Momentum Wellness help with COVID-19 return to work solutions?

Health and wellbeing are at the core of our existence. Contributing to the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) is top priority for us. As an industry-leading workplace wellness provider, Momentum Wellness is making available to our clients Coronavirus (COVID-19) return to work solutions to curb the spread of infection including assessments, screening and sampling.
What is the role of occupational hygiene?

Good occupational hygiene benefits employees and companies alike. It results in improved employee health and reduction in the number of employees who must leave employment early because of injury or illness.
What is an occupational hygiene survey?

The results and insights obtained from the examinations undertaken provide a thorough analysis of hazards in the workplace that can cause harm to employees. They allow corporate companies to determine whether enough precautions are in place to avoid harm to their employees.

Section 8(2)(d) of the OHSAct and Section 11 of the MHSAct requires that every employer establishes what hazards to health and safety are attached to any work performed in their workplace, and further establish precautionary measures that should be taken to protect the health and safety of employees. Legislation dictates that surveys and assessments be conducted by approved inspection authorities (AIAs) to help employers comply with the requirements of the OHSAct and MHSAct.

Get in touch

For a free assessment of your occupational health, safety and environmental business needs give us a call on +27 12 940 4998 or email [email protected]m.co.za and an occupational hygiene consultant will call you back.