Helping businesses manage substances hazardous to health under COSHH Regulations
Controlling substances hazardous to health can be complex for any business. Occupational hygiene support will allow for businesses to make decisions based on accurate scientific information gathered through detailed assessments, leading to justifiable investments in additional control systems which will improve the longevity of the business and its workforce.
Evaluation of current control measures and risk of exposure
Assessing the risk associated with occupational exposure to chemical agents requires specialist knowledge and expertise. Industrial hygienists are experienced in gathering qualitative and quantitative data sets which allow for accurate and sufficient evaluations to be made in a number of working environments.
Measuring personal exposures to hazardous substances
Air sampling techniques
Determining personal exposures to hazardous substances forms part of any comprehensive checking process in an organisation's health and safety management system. Various techniques are utilised to quantify exposures using approved methodologies in line with internationally recognised occupational hygiene standards.
Indoor Air Quality
Monitoring and evaluating air quality
The quality of air in which we breathe can have a direct impact on our health and subsequently affect our work. Poor indoor air quality can lead to increase absence rates in any business, and may also lead to long-term health conditions such as asthma, respiratory sensitisation and even cancer. Organisations are increasingly concerned about improving working environments for their teams, improving moral and staff retention, that's why assessments of the indoor air quality using approved measurement techniques can be a great way of helping reduce illness at work.