Fulfil your COSHH obligations by booking a Workplace Air Monitoring appointment where we monitor for ALL forms of hazardous substances by contacting us today on 01562 888108
Exposure to hazardous substances at work is a major contributor to ill health, and the cost to companies through absence and litigation is enormous. The COSHH regulations place a duty on employers to assess the risk to employees and take appropriate steps to control that risk. In the long term, the cost of an air monitoring assessment and implementing the extra controls is often small compared to the savings from improvements to employee health.
Air Tech E.C.S. consultants are experienced in understanding the hazardous substances which may be formed while carrying out various operations in your workplace. We have the capability to monitor for all forms of these hazardous substances whether it be solids (dusts/fumes), liquids (mists and sprayed droplets) or gases and vapours (carbon monoxide/dioxide etc), each of which can affect the health of your employees in a different way. The following are examples of the type of hazards that could be present in your workplace:
- Isocyanates, which are present in many spray paints and can cause occupational asthma.
- Welding fumes, soldering fumes and colophony, exposure to which can cause cancer, asthma and bronchitis.
- Metalworking fluids, which can lead to breathing difficulties.
- Diesel fumes – some components known as PAHs have been shown to cause cancer.
- Dusts – recent advice from the Institute of Occupational Medicine suggests that dust of all types may be hazardous at much lower levels than previously thought, making it more important than ever to reduce and monitor dust levels.
- Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs), which are present in many solvents and paints and cause irritation, headaches, nausea and dizziness.
- Respirable silica from quarrying and stoneworking, which can lead to a disabling lung disease called silicosis.
Our comprehensive air monitoring assessments will show you how well your company is performing against Workplace Exposure Limits and the effectiveness of current control measures. We offer tailored advice on what steps need to be taken to reduce the risks and comply with the COSHH regulations.