Many people are exposed to a variety of hazardous substances, through their normal activities at work. These range from chemicals and dust, to fume and fibres. These substances if not controlled effectively can have a harmful effect on human health.
Part of the requirement under the COSHH is to measure the concentration of hazardous airborne substances, such as dust, fume or vapour. Acorn Occupational Health will provide Occupational Hygienists with the appropriate equipment who can carry out air monitoring to ensure that your business complies with these legal requirements. We can monitor your workforce’s exposure to chemicals and provide a sampling process to establish whether health limits are being exceeded.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) require organisations to identify and monitor hazardous substances. The levels of harmful substances need to be ascertained in order to ensure compliance with occupation exposure limits contained within HSE guidance note EH40.
Local Exhaust Ventilation Surveys
Where exposure is controlled by a mechanical extraction system, there is a statutory requirement set out in HS(G) 54 Maintenance Examination and Testing of Local Exhaust Ventilation 1998 to ensure that the system is extracting the hazard effectively. Acorn Occupational Health can provide a complete LEVsystem report check.