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Workplace Air Sampling Cannock

Workplace Air Sampling

Here at WG Safety, we specialise in offering a variety of workplace assessments to ensure companies are meeting legal health and safety requirements. As part of our range of services, we can provide your workplace with air sampling risk assessments to those in Cannock and surrounding areas. Today we are going to look in more detail at this type of assessment, outlining what exactly it is and how it works. 

Workplace Air Assessment Cannock

What is Workplace Air Sampling?

Occupational air sampling in Cannock comes under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations (2002). This regulation requires employers to evaluate the risks to health when using hazardous substances in the workplace, which includes dust, fume and vapour. Industries that benefit from this service includes logistics and distribution, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, foundries & forging industries, chemicals & metals, education, construction, waste recycling, food manufacture, vehicle manufacture and automotive supply chain.

Air Sampling Assessment Cannock

How Does Air Sampling Work?

Our experienced BOHS consultants use current sampling methodologies and latest air sampling equipment to monitor and measure exposure levels in order to evaluate any risks. The report that we provide identify any areas required to develop a strategy of action using practical solutions. As part of this remit, we can carry out air sampling for air sampling for contaminants such as solvents, isocyanates, respirable crystalline silica, particulates, weld fume, formaldehyde, machine made mineral fibres, wood dust, resin acids from soldering and diesel fume. Read on to find out more about sampling for solvents, isocyanates, respirable crystalline silica.

Workplace Solvent Monitoring

Air Sampling for Solvents 

Organic solvents are widely used in industrial environments, and exposure to them can lead to entry into the body not only through inhalation, but also through the skin. Solvents are substances that dissolves a solute, resulting in a solution. They are usually liquid but can also be a solid or a gas. High airborne concentrations of some solvents can cause unconsciousness and death. However, even exposure to lower levels of solvents can result in short-term effects including eye irritation, problems with the lungs and skin, headaches, nausea, dizziness and light-headedness. Our BOHS-qualified occupational hygienists can help you with air sampling and risk control strategies against recognised Workplace Exposure Limits and guideline values.