Andy McCarthy

Principal Advisor Health and Hygiene, Rio Tinto

Andy McCarthy, MSc, MPH, MAIOH, COH is an AIOH Full Member and Certified Occupational Hygienist with over 10 years of experience in the fields of consulting, mining and oil and gas. Andy holds a Graduate Certificate Occupational Hygiene (University of Wollongong), a Graduate Diploma OHS (Edith Cowan University), a Master of Science (Edith Cowan University) and a Master of Public Health (National University of Medical Science). Andy works for Rio Tinto as Principal Advisor Health and Hygiene at the Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia.


I work as Principal Advisor Health and Hygiene at a large mine site which is 80 kilometres from the Chinese border. The business crosses the border multiple times per day to deliver our product to our clients, all of whom are in China. We were at high risk from the very start of this pandemic due to proximity and conditions in southern Mongolia. Through good management and extensive control measures, we have been able to remain at full production, continue to employ thousands of people and continue to contribute to the prosperity of Mongolia.


Tuesday 1st Dec Day 2

COVID-19 Management in a high-risk country