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.