This book represents the most important project ever undertaken by the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH). The book owes its origins to one of our members, Dr. David Grantham, who is a Fellow of the AIOH and the author of Chapter 1.
In 1992 David authored and published a book titled Occupational Health & Hygiene, Guidebook for the WHSO. This book was written in response to the requirement in the Queensland Workplace Health and Safety Act 1989–1990 for employers to appoint Workplace Health and Safety Officers (WHSOs). David perceived the need for a book to provide WHSOs with basic knowledge in matters of occupational health and hygiene as there were no adequate texts written with the Australian workplace in mind.