HSE Systems & Industrial Hygiene

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Development of organisational policies and procedures, implementation of a management systems and evaluation of compliance can be a daunting task.

We can help you secure a healthy and safe workplace, minimise environmental harm and make compliance easier.

Our team of experienced safety and environmental professionals will work closely with you to develop practical solutions to drive continuous improvement and enable you to be confident HSE risks are being managed. We can provide comprehensive, simple and effective customised risk control strategies that will deliver performance improvements and increase organisation efficiency.

We can work with you to both develop and improve your HSE Management System and also to help you understand and better manage your performance by:

  • Conducting independent site inspections
  • Providing legislative information and updates
  • Statutory asbestos surveys and registers
  • Comprehensive hazardous materials consulting services
  • Developing project HSE management plans
  • Developing safe work method statement/job safety analysis
  • Integrating your health and safety systems with existing quality and environmental systems
  • Developing and maintaining risk register
  • Facilitating safety in design workshops
  • Developing contractor management processes
  • Facilitating crisis and emergency management training
  • Undertaking independent investigation and analysis of incidents
  • Auditing your existing health and safety management systems
  • Undertaking dangerous goods auditing
  • Undertaking asbestos, lead-based paint and fungal testing and consulting

We recognise that information and systems to manage HSE must reflect how your organisation works. We customise the above tools and approaches to meet your operating needs and budget. We will support your team throughout all phases from planning to completion.

For further information, contact:

Maurice Pignatelli
Service Line Leader, HSE Systems & Industrial Hygiene – Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East
T: +61 2 9239 7100
E: Maurice Pignatelli


Crystal Harte
Service Line Leader, HSE Systems & Industrial Hygiene – North America
T: +1 519 884 0510
E: Crystal Harte

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Maurice Pignatelli

Maurice Pignatelli is a principal environment, greenhouse and sustainability specialist with 24 years’ experience and responsible for leading teams involved in sustainability assessments, greenhouse gas assessments, environmental, occupational health and safety (OH&S) and hazardous materials audits. He has assisted public and private sector clients develop and implement sustainability and environmental programs and systems. Maurice has met client’s specific needs, which have ranged from compliance programs to industry best practice.

Service Line Leader, HSE Systems & Industrial Hygiene – Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East
+61 2 923 97464
E: Maurice Pignatelli

Middle East

Salma bin Breik

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Salma Bin Breik is an environment, health and safety scientist currently employed as a Senior Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Consultant. Salma has more than 7 years' experience working in the UAE and the Gulf region. She was previously also employed by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD).

Practice Lead – United Arab Emirates
+971 696 8734
E: Salma bin Breik

North America

Kathy Hahn

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Kathy has more than 22 years’ experience managing and performing regulatory compliance audits for private and public facilities and assisting these facilities in maintaining compliance with applicable environmental, health, and safety regulations through program development, implementation, and staff training. She has conducted safety evaluations at various municipal and light industrial facilities, and developed health and safety plans for construction and remediation activities.

Auditing Lead – United States
+1 315 679 5788
E: Kathy Hahn