Prof FC Eloff has been a lecturer at the PU for CHE, later NWU since 1979. He is currently Occupational Hygiene programme leader in the School of Physiology, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences. He is responsible for the development and management of a new professional Baccalaureus Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene degree.
Serves as UNISA subject organiser (Physiology) since 1999 and is responsible for the organising of the practical modules presented to UNISA students.
Acts as study leader of more than 40 graduated MSc and PhD students.
Acts as external examiner and moderator for several universities and is adjudicator of manuscripts, fund applications, and awards from various national and international organisations.
Member of the Certification Board and Examination Board of the Southern African Institute for Occupational Hygiene (SAIOH). During 2009 he received an award from SAIOH in recognition for contributions and achievements as Occupational Hygienist and for loyal service rendered to the Institute.
Serves on various scientific committees of international conferences and is co-author of more than 50 international and 45 national conference papers and more than 30 articles in accredited journals. Three of these articles were selected on different occasions as the occupational hygiene article of the year by SAIOH.
Registered as Approved Inspection Authority (Occupational Hygiene) at the Department of Labour and renders occupational hygiene consultation services to the industry. Co-owner of Ergostress Occupational Hygiene and Ergonomical Services.
Founding member of the Southern Hemisphere Mining Health Research Alliance (SHMHRA). It is an alliance between the North-West University and the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, University of Antofagasta in Chile and the University of Wollongong in Australia. The alliance is supported by major operators within the mining industry: Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto and allows collaboration on research projects that requires multi skills, and more comprehensive projects can be undertaken.
Is involved, as member of a productive Occupational Hygiene research group, in the studying of occupational hygiene exposure to dangerous chemical substances, nano-particles and other physical and chemical factors in the workplace. Dermal and respiratory exposure is researched. Research is also done on skin permeability and skin barrier function.
Prof Eloff is proud to be part of an excellent Occupational Hygiene Group at the NWU and he takes the lead nationally and internationally in the research of harmful environmental factors in the workplace, and the training of high quality occupational hygienists. In vitro studies are done on the permeability of intact human skin for platinum salts and other precious metals.