Young Hygienist Snapshot: Scott Meulman

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Scott is very lucky. He is an Environmental Engineer who has worked with Thiess since 2010. He is lucky because he has gotten to work on some very contaminated sites which makes project-life very interesting! Somehow Kristy and I managed to convince Scott to come to the dark-side and become an Occupational Hygienist a year or so ago….and now we are the lucky ones as Scott finally saw the light and is currently completing his Masters Degree in Occupational Hygiene Practice at the UOW!  Hang around us for too long and we might convince you to become an occupational hygienist too!

Here is 5-mins with Scott:

Best location I have worked: I’ve been very lucky to be based on a lot of marine projects – including on the iconic Sydney Harbour foreshore and now on the Swan River with the dolphins.

The best thing about my job is: I’m able to blend the Environment and Occupational Hygiene fields every day. Who else can start the day on a boat to look for dolphins and then do some noise assessments?

Career Highlight: Being a part of a number of award-winning major projects and completely removing the contaminated legacy from some of Australia’s most contaminated lands.

If you want to be an Occupational Hygienist, you’d better get used to: People trying not to make eye contact when you have a handful of sampling pumps in your hand.

People normally think my job involves: Working with health and safety, especially enforcing PPE.

The best thing I’ve been asked to do was: Complete a Masters in Occupational Health and Hygiene for my work

The worst thing I’ve been asked to do was: Swabbing the rafters of a shed used to store contaminated materials, kitted out in tyvek suits and a self-contained breathing apparatus from the top of an EWP basket in summer!

Scott M

One thought on “Young Hygienist Snapshot: Scott Meulman

    […] to name a few. It was also the best as I got to work closely with my fantastic team including Scott and Kristy which made each day a joy to come to […]

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