Exposure Assessments & Indoor Air Quality
Every year thousands of workers are made ill by hazardous substances exposure, contracting lung disease such as asthma, cancer and COPD. As an employer, you are responsible for taking effective measures to assess and control exposure to hazardous substances and protect health.
Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) employers are required to protect both employees and others who may be exposed to hazardous substances by ensuring that a monitoring regime is in place to ensure their safety.
We have the in-house expertise to carryout assessments of a vast range of fumes, dust and vapours as well as assessing general indoor air quality. To find out more about how we can help you please choose from one of our key services below or contact us:
OUR EXPOSURE ASSESSMENTS & INDOOR AIR QUALITY SERVICES
As an employer, you are responsible for taking effective measures to control exposure to hazardous substances and protect health. We can develop exposure monitoring strategies and advise on appropriate measures to be taken to reduce the risk of exposure and ensure you comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended). Our range of testing services and highly experienced technical team ensures we are able to measure exposure in relation to all workplace exposure limits (WEL's) as defined by the health and safety executive document EH40.
Fungal and mould are common contaminants of both indoor and outdoor areas. Certain species of mould and fungi are associated with the indoor environment and grow particularly well in warm and damp conditions. Depending on the sensitivity of the individual exposed to airbourne mould spores a range of health effects can be experienced. Euro Environmental uses the latest technology to perform mould spore sampling and testing and provide advise in relation to likely exposure.
The fumes given off by welding and hot cutting processes are a varying mixture of airborne gases and very fine particles which if inhaled can cause ill health. The exposure monitoring strategy must be tailored to match the combination of welding technique and metals being welded to ensure an adequate assessment is carried out.
Every year thousands of workers are made ill by exposure to dust within the workplace, this results in an increase of lung diseases such as asthma, COPD and cancer. Dust exposure can occur from general dusts in the working environment or other dusts that are know to be more hazardous and have been assigned specific WEL's. You can be reassured that Euro Environmental's technical team will identify the best strategy appropriate to your workplace when its comes to assesing the risk from dust exposure.
Crystalline silica is present in substantial quantities in sand, sandstone and granite, and often forms a significant proportion of clay, shale and slate. Products such as concrete and mortar also contain crystalline silica, therefore workers within the manufacturing and construction industries are highly likely to be exposured to this material. Exposure to crystalline silica dust can result in illnesses such as Silicosis, COPD and lung cancers.
In the UK the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations, require that thorough examination and testing of local exhaust ventilation plant is carried out at least once 14 months by a competent person. Euro Environmental employee trained technicians who can undertake thorough examination and testing of your LEV systems.
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations (CNAWR) places a duty on employers to make an assessment of noise exposure within their workplace and ensure that noise exposure levels are reduced to as low as reasonably practicable. In addition there is a specific requirement for those employees exposured to average noise levels excceding 80dB to undergo an ongoing regime of health surveillance. Whether you require a workplace noise survey, health surveillance or just simply advise you can be reassured our team will be able to help.
Poor air quality within the indoor environment can result in occupants experiencing a number of symptoms ranging from fatigue to shortness of breath. Factors such as poor ventilation and air pollutants can be the main cause of what is commonly know as Sick Building Syndrome. Euro Environmental can provide general air quality assessments or specialist investigations to identify nuisance smells within any environment.
If you operate or work within an environment that uses high currents or radio frequency equipment then you will be obligated to meet the requirements of the Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations 2016. Typical workplace environments effected by the legislation include: Factories, Bakeries, Production lines and Power generating facilities (substations etc).
Organisations striving to achieve the BREEAM excellence rating for new buildings are required have an IAQ assessment carried out prior to occupation. We can provide air quality testing services inline with the Hea 02 requirements.
Health surveillance is any activity which involves obtaining information about employees' health and which helps protect employees from health risks at work. Employers must ensure an appropriate health surveillance scheme is implemented for all employees regularly exposured to noise or hazardous substances especially those that are know to be sensitisers or cause cancer.
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