Occupational hygiene is paramount

Be assured, our consultants are leaders in their field

When the health, safety and wellbeing of your employees matters, COHLABS is the organisation you can trust.

Introducing our team

Place your employees’ health, hygiene and safety in our professional hands.

Michael Shepherd

Michael Shepherd

Principal Occupational Hygienist

Michael Shepherd, Grad. Dip. (OHS); BSc. (Chem), is a Chartered Chemist, a Certified Occupational Hygienist and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists.

Michael has over twenty years’ experience in multidisciplinary occupational health and safety assessments, and advises government on health and safety policy and legislation.

Michael is the current President of the Asbestos Industry Association Queensland, an advisor to the Asbestos Related Disease Support Society QLD (ARDSSQ) and is a NATA technical assessor for asbestos identification and counting.

An AIOH Council member from 2010-2012, Michael currently chairs its Membership and Qualifications Committee and is one of the institute’s certified Occupational Hygiene Examiners. Michael’s specialties are recognition, evaluation and control of workplace hazards. Main expertise includes, water quality, indoor air quality, asbestos, dust, mould, and hazardous chemicals.

James Herbert

James Herbert

Senior Project Manager

James Herbert, B. App. Sci. (Bldg. Surveying), is a qualified building surveyor with 16 years’ experience in both building surveying and hazardous materials management.

James has worked as a consultant in the UK and Australia, specialising in project management and has considerable experience managing major projects involving the identification and remediation of hazardous materials for the Department of Defence, State Government departments, utility companies and various other clients.

James’ areas of expertise include project management, staff training, occupational health and safety compliance audits, hazardous materials surveys, asbestos auditing and asbestos and particulate air monitoring. James is also a Licensed Asbestos Assessor (LAA).