It's not about cleaning - it's about worker health protection!
Occupational hygienists use science and engineering to control risks to health, by designing out hazards and applying engineering controls to reduce exposures to a minimum.
This approach is designed to protect workers from serious, and even fatal, illnesses caused by work-related activities.
Examples of typical projects for an occupational hygienist to work on might include:
Conducting a noise survey in a factory to determine the noise levels to which workers are exposed
Measuring and sampling levels of dust in an aggregates plant or quarry, using specialist equipment, to evaluate worker exposure
Effectively managing the handling of chemical products in a factory, to prevent ill health conditions such as musculoskeletal disorders, asthma and dermatitis
Article from BOHS