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The company is committed to improving workplace safety by investing in the latest technology for exposure monitoring and implementing quality systems. They conduct site inspections and assessments to ensure that workplaces meet health and safety standards, and they provide specialised training and advice to manage and mitigate risks

How does Euro Environmental Ltd ensure workplace safety?

Euro Environmental Ltd offers a range of environmental and occupational hygiene consultancy services. This includes workplace exposure assessments for hazards such as mould, dust, and chemical fumes, and compliance testing for noise and vibration

What services does Euro Environmental Ltd provide?

Industrial hygienists identify, analyse and measure workplace hazards that could cause stress, illnesses or discomfort to employees through biological or chemical exposure to certain materials.

What do industrial hygienists do?

If you want to improve the environmental health and safety of your workplace, you can conduct risk assessments and thorough reviews to assess your storage, control and emergency procedures. You can look for safer alternatives and safer methods of operating your business.

How can I improve the environmental health and safety of my workplace?

Occupational exposure testing is a secure and safe way to monitor your workplace exposure to hazardous materials. Having your business tested can benefit employees and business owners by keeping everyone safe and within regulatory laws.

How can occupational exposure testing benefit my business?

Workplace Exposure

Dust exposure testing usually involves taking a sample within your employees breathing zone. These samples are then assessed for particulates and other dust matter found within the sample. Your professional expert will then help you by evaluating the source of the contaminant, advising you on how to improve it.

What does the dust exposure testing process involve?

Risks from dust exposure are typically assessed through air quality monitoring and environmental testing within the workplace. This involves measuring the levels of dust particles in the air to ensure they do not exceed regulatory standards or guidelines, which can help in implementing effective control measures.

How are risks from dust exposure assessed in the workplace?

Controlling exposure to welding fumes often involves using local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems, ensuring proper ventilation in the workplace, using respiratory protective equipment (RPE) when necessary, and adopting safer welding techniques that minimize fume generation.

What methods are used to control exposure to welding fumes?

Exposure to respirable crystalline silica, commonly found in materials like sandstone, concrete, and mortar, can lead to serious health conditions such as silicosis, lung cancer, and other respiratory diseases. It is critical to control silica dust through adequate ventilation, water suppression systems, and PPE.

What are the health risks associated with respirable crystalline silica?

Businesses can ensure compliance by conducting regular risk assessments, providing training to employees, implementing effective control measures, and keeping up-to-date with changes in health and safety regulations. Compliance helps in minimizing health risks associated with hazardous substances in the workplace.

How can businesses ensure compliance with regulations on hazardous substances?

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are a group of chemicals that vaporize at room temperature and are commonly found in solvents, paints, and cleaning products. In the workplace, exposure to high levels of VOCs can lead to respiratory problems, skin irritation, and other health issues. Businesses can manage VOC exposure through proper ventilation, using low-VOC products, and adhering to safety guidelines for handling and storage.

What are volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and how do they affect workplace safety?

Employers can reduce dust exposure by implementing dust control systems such as on-tool extraction to capture dust at the source, using water suppression systems to dampen dust, and ensuring proper ventilation throughout the workplace. Regular maintenance of equipment and work areas to remove dust accumulations also plays a crucial role.

How can employers reduce exposure to dust in the workplace?

Workplace exposure testing can benefit businesses health and safety regulations, ensuring that employees are not exposed to harmful substances, hazardous chemicals and other dangerous materials.

What are the benefits of workplace exposure testing?

Biological exposure assessment services aim to assess chemical exposures by breaking down the chemical in a biological sample, to investigate how much of a chemical has entered an individual’s body. This could include a blood sample, urine sample or breath sample.

What are biological exposure assessment services?

Chemical and solvents exposure experts can tell you about the risks present in your workplace, alongside some safety improvements that you can make. They will be able to help you adhere to laws and regulations, creating a safer workplace for all your employees.

What can chemical and solvents exposure experts tell me about workplace safety?

Indoor Environment

Having your air quality tested by professionals can help you to identify pollutant problems and their sources. Indoor air quality testing experts will also be able to tell you the extent of the issue, and carefully advise you on the best measures to take going forwards.

Why should I contact indoor air quality testing experts?

Indoor air quality refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. It involves controlling indoor pollution sources, maintaining proper ventilation with clean outdoor air, and managing the building's humidity and temperature

What is indoor air quality (IAQ)?

Air purifiers can help improve indoor air quality by removing pollutants from the air. They are particularly effective when equipped with HEPA filters, which can trap fine particles such as dust, pollen, and smoke. However, while air purifiers can reduce airborne contaminants, they are not a substitute for adequate ventilation

How can air purifiers improve indoor air quality?

Common sources include combustion products like carbon monoxide and tobacco smoke, building materials such as asbestos and formaldehyde, household cleaning products, personal care products that release volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and outdoor air pollution that enters buildings

What are some common sources of indoor air pollution?

Proper ventilation helps reduce indoor air pollutants by bringing in fresh outdoor air and diluting emissions from indoor sources. It can also help control moisture, which reduces the risk of mold growth and other humidity-related issues. Ensuring that HVAC systems are well-maintained and function effectively is crucial for good indoor air quality

How does ventilation affect indoor air quality?

Mould is a type of fungus that thrives in environments rich in moisture, oxygen, and organic material. It's common both indoors and outdoors and plays a natural role in decomposing organic matter. However, indoor mould can pose health risks and cause damage to building structures

What is mould?

Mould grows in buildings primarily due to the availability of moisture, which could be from leaky roofs, condensation, or high humidity. Homes provide mould with the necessary conditions such as moisture, a food source (like drywall), and suitable temperatures

Why does mould grow in buildings?

Mould exposure can lead to various health issues, especially in sensitive individuals. These include respiratory symptoms, allergies, and asthma exacerbations. In some cases, it can cause more severe health problems depending on the duration and extent of exposure

How does mould affect health?

Indicators of a mould problem include visible mould growth, a musty smell, water damage, and ongoing moisture issues. Mould can grow on almost any surface under the right conditions

How can I identify a mould problems?

Small mould problems can often be handled with DIY cleaning using soap and water or a bleach solution. However, for larger infestations or if mould is in hard-to-reach places, it's advisable to hire professionals. It's important never to mix bleach with ammonia when cleaning mould, as this can produce toxic fumes

How should mould be cleaned?

Air quality assessments are short term measurements that assess main pollutants, pollution levels and the sources of pollution. They can be conducted within indoor spaces as well as outdoor spaces.

What are air quality assessments?

Air quality consultants provide a comprehensive air quality assessment, investigating the air pollutants that are present and how they impact employee health. They may also be able to suggest alternative options and safer measures your business can take.

How can an air quality consultant help me?

Three basic strategies to improve indoor air quality include:

  • Identifying the source of your poor air quality

  • Improving your ventilation systems

  • Air purifiers or air cleaners

How can I improve indoor air quality?

Improving your ventilation is one of the best things you can do to improve your air quality, as it helps to remove or dilute pollutants that are coming from indoor sources. Improved ventilation then reduces the level of these pollutants, improving your indoor air quality.

What are some efficient indoor air quality solutions?

Noise & Vibration

If you’re experiencing any kind of ringing in your ears, or temporary hearing loss after work, these could be serious indicators that your workplace is too noisy. Workplaces have levels of noise exposure which should not be exceeded at any point. If you're concerned about your noise levels at work, speak to your employer to try to find a solution. 

To learn more about noise exposure read our blog 

When should I be concerned about noise levels at work?

Regular exposure to high noise levels can lead to hearing loss, tinnitus (persistent ringing in the ears), and can increase stress levels. Continuous exposure can also lead to difficulty in communication, reduced productivity, and can affect overall wellbeing

What are the health risks associated with noise in the workplace?

Noise levels are measured in decibels (dB). Control measures include using quieter machinery, implementing sound barriers like acoustic panels, providing personal protective equipment such as earplugs or earmuffs, and maintaining equipment to reduce noise emissions

How can noise be measured and controlled in the workplace?

Select protective equipment based on the noise level and the user’s comfort. Earplugs are suitable for moderate noise and are generally disposable, while earmuffs offer better protection against higher noise levels and are reusable. Ensuring a proper fit is essential for effective noise reduction.

How to choose and use personal protective equipment for noise?

Exposure to vibration, particularly from hand-held tools, can lead to Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), characterized by numbness, tingling, and a loss of strength in the hands. Long-term exposure can also lead to changes in sensory perception and reduced hand function.

What are the health risks associated with vibration in the workplace?

Controlling exposure includes selecting equipment that minimizes vibration, implementing job rotation to reduce the duration of exposure, and using anti-vibration gloves and tools designed to reduce transmission of vibrations.

How can vibration exposure be controlled?

Best practices include eliminating or substituting the process causing high vibration levels, selecting low-vibration tools, and organizing work to allow adequate breaks and rotations. Regular maintenance of equipment also helps minimize vibration levels

What are the best practices to reduce exposure to hand-arm vibration?

Portable instruments can be used to measure noise and vibration in the workplace, testing for exposure points, action value and the exposure limit value of each tool that employees may be using on a day to day basis.

How can I test noise and vibration in the workplace?

A sound level metre is usually used to measure noise exposure, showing the locations of workers, noisy machines and taking measurements of the noise at certain areas. The more measurements taken, the more accurate the results will be.

How can I measure workplace noise exposure?


You should consider fresh training in the following circumstances: If an employee or employees are required to spend longer with a particular substance, thereby increasing their exposure.

How often should you do COSHH training?

The frequency training needs to be refreshed will depend on a number of factors – like the type of training. However, as a general rule, training should be re-visited on an annual basis.

How often should training be refreshed?


Air quality sensors monitor gases, such as ozone, and particulate matter, which can harm human health and the environment.

What do air quality sensors measure?
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