When working with dusts, fumes, and vapours, its sometimes difficult to know if we are well protected or if more neds to be done.
This is because some substances are mor harmful than others and there are different compliance rules.
The most effective way to know for sure is to test the working environment for the type and concentration of hazardous substances to make better informed decisions.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 sets out the compliance framework for employers to undertake assessments to health when using hazardous substances.
NOTE – New legislation has recently been issued by HSE around welding and fabricating fumes that are carcinogenic and have long term health effects.
This was following welding fume being reclassified as a human carcinogen by the Workplace Health Expert Committee.
How Can Occupational Health & Services Help?
First of all, give us a call. You may not need mandatory exposure monitoring and it is always good to talk through the options first.
If you do need on site monitoring and testing, we can utilise our extensive experience of chartered experts and top of the range equipment in undertaking Workplace Exposure Monitoring for all dusts, fumes, and vapours in a wide range of industries and environments looking for substances such as: