The HSE has issued the latest health and safety statistics for 2015/16 ( http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/index.htm ). Ill health from work remains a major issue. Today in the United Kingdom, 1.3 million working people are suffering from a work-related illness. Companies need to be pro-active in preventing workplace ill health now and in the future. Occupational hygienists are at the forefront in helping companies to address workplace ill health, by controlling exposures to workplace hazards with effective interventions.