Workplace Exposure Assessment

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 more 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.

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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 Orbis 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:

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Aldehydes (including Formaldehyde)
  • Inhalable Dust
  • Lead
  • Amines
  • Man-made Mineral Fibre
  • Solvents
  • Crystalline Silica
  • Chromium
  • Respirable Dust
  • Cadmium
  • Oil Mist
  • Ammonia
  • Welding Fume
  • Wood Dust
  • Colophony
  • Isocyanates

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You will be allocated a chartered professional with years of experience in workplace exposure monitoring as well as an expert in risk assessment and occupational health. 

This will give you confidence that not only can we test and quantify the substances in the air, but you have a full detailed risk assessment and action plan report as well as complete confidence that everything is covered and employees a well looked after.

we test and analyse all information to make sure you get everything to make you compliant as well as following up with any health cheques for employees if you need them.

will take a look at all of your personal protective equipment and extraction units to be sure that all of the recommendations you get match not only the minimum compliance need it but also consider the resources available to your business.

we use only the best available monitoring equipment to give both immediate indicative results as well as taking samples for laboratory analysis to give detailed accurate results.

we also talk through all of the personal protective equipment health implications and control measures you already have in place with your staff while we do the tests. this gives you extra assurance that staff know what the risks are and that the controls they have are working affectively.

The first step is to give us a call. 01656 470 044.

We will talk you through everything that is needed ask you simple questions about the chemicals and substances you use and, in some cases, can offer you alternatives to having sampling if it is not needed.

if sampling is indeed needed, we will schedule you in for the next available appointment with a chartered professional to talk you through everything on site.

all we need before we visit site is the names of the chemicals you use or if you have them the MSDS sheets to know what to test for. 

do not worry if you do not have them will take care of everything for you.

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