Baseline / Compliance Monitoring & Reporting
Baseline and compliance monitoring is a regulatory requirement in some states (e.g. respirable crystalline silica in the mining industry). Workers are normally placed into similar exposure groups (SEG) and a baseline monitoring plan developed based on the numbers of individuals within the SEG. Compliance monitoring or ongoing monitoring is also regulatory based on the outcome of the baseline and ongoing occupational hygiene personal monitoring results.
Developing a baseline and ongoing monitoring plan is a way for organisations to achieve an acceptable level of risk through identification, assessment and control. A certified occupational hygienist can help with the development of a regulatory compliant assessment process forms part of the overall process of protecting the health and well-being of workers.
Some organisations choose to include occupational hygiene and health performance in their sustainability plans for shareholders and directors.