Young Hygienist Snapshot: Neil Grace [INTERNATIONAL EDITION!]

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A flash back to some earlier months ago when I met this lovely man at the BOHS Conference in Nottingham. Neil Grace is a Senior Occupational Hygienist in the Oil and Gas Industry, and has stressed to me that he should be considered, “young at heart”, rather than “young in age”.  I say the term “young” was always going to be relative when I was using it!

Here is 5-mins with Neil:

Best location I have worked: Plenty and all varied. Offshore on a beautiful summers day, with dolphins swimming around the platform, to the top of reactor tower 400ft in the air.

The best thing about my job is: it’s always changing and I get to meet lots of different folk.

Career Highlight:Delivering my MSc thesis at the BOHS Conference in Stratford.

If you want to be an Occupational Hygienist, you’d better get used to: processes/plants never being on time…a lot of waiting around…and also people saying “you think that is bad, you should of been here yesterday“!

People normally think my job involves: The medical side of Occupational Health, where they come into my office and start stripping off to show me a growth or similar!

The best thing I’ve been asked to do was: Carry out noise monitoring in a police firing range!

The worst thing I’ve been asked to do was:Waste sewerage issues offshore….or suited up carrying out a Thermal Heat stress survey within a nuclear reactor building.

neil grace

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