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Simon says: 10 get-to-know-you questions answered

Updated: Jul 8, 2021

As the owner, manager and main point of contact for the business, when you work with North Coast Occupational Hygiene you’ll be working closely with Simon Bice.

And that’s why we’ve put together this list of questions, so you can get to know Simon a little better both personally and professionally.

Read more below.

1. What’s the best thing about living on the NSW North Coast?

The lifestyle – everything we need is here on the coast and it’s a great place to raise kids. Also, capital cities are only a 1 hour flight away to get the city fix if needed.

2. What was the last book you read?

I have been half way through Moby Dick for about 18 months – I’m determined to finish that off when I find the time!

3. How did you get started in occupational hygiene?

I started in a graduate position in a private company in Sydney in 2009, which was asbestos and HAZAMT focused. In 2011 I decided to up-skill into occupational hygiene specifically and undertook the Graduate Diploma of Occupational Hygiene at Deakin University whilst working full time.

4. What’s your favourite season and why?

Summer – swims in the pool every afternoon with the kids.

5. What’s the best thing about working in occupational hygiene?

The change from day-to-day; different sites, different work, different locations, different clients and different people.

6. What are you currently watching on Netflix?

Not a huge Netflix person – but the last TV series I watched was Gomorrah on SBS On Demand and I can definitely recommend it.

7. What’s the most challenging issue facing the occupational hygiene industry at the moment?

COVID-19. Occupational hygienists have been at the forefront of the push to recognise the risk of COVID-19 as airborne transmissible and the need for appropriate ventilation systems in place to control airborne transmission in the hotel quarantine program.

8. What was the best holiday you ever took and why?

Vancouver and Whistler at the end of 2019 – skiing with the kids and their first time seeing snow.

9. What advice would you have for someone looking to hire an occupational hygienist?

Make sure they are a member of the AIOH and not just a self-titled “occupational hygienist”.

10. What’s your favourite family tradition?

Camping at a local spot here on the North Coast called Woody Head and trying to catch a fish – they get away more often than not but sometimes I get lucky (see picture to the right for proof!).

If you'd like to know more about Simon or the NCOH team or anything else related to occupational hygiene, asbestos or HAZMAT, don't hesitate to contact us today.

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