Marius Eppenberger was born on February 29, 1972 in Cape Town.
He matriculated in 1989 with a university exemption after which he entered the armed forces to undergo compulsory military service.
He completed a Bachelor of Technology Environmental Health at the former Cape Technikon, now the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He has also successfully completed a Masters degree in Construction Management, Health & Safety, with cum laude.
Marius worked for the construction company, WBHO between 1996 and 2003 as a construction safety and health co-ordinator for the Western Cape division.
He also undertook full time postings on two high profile projects, namely Grandwest Casino and Cape Town International Convention Centre, in the capacity of project safety and health officer.
In September 2003 he started his own construction safety and health consulting practice together with a former colleague and senior inspector from the Department of Labour, where they together offer their services as construction health & safety agents to the construction industry.
Marius was previously a member of the Institute of Occupational Hygienists of South Africa as a registered Technologist while practicing in the field of industrial hygiene and is a founding member and director of the Association of Construction Health & Safety Management (ACHASM).
His primary driving force is a passion for eliminating the potential for injuries and ill health suffered by construction workers in South Africa.