Measure personal exposure to potentially harmful chemicals during the working day.
Many occupations involve the use of hazardous substances or processes, where pollutants may be ingested, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. General ambient pollutants can also have health implications in otherwise non-hazardous workplaces.
Occupational exposure limits regulate many pollutants based on an eight-hour working day. Personal exposure assessments can be made over an eight-hour period (Time Weighted Average (TWA) exposure) using our simple to use monitoring equipment.
In addition to the requirements to meet occupational limits, monitoring the ambient air quality is important for maintaining worker health and preventing sick leave or long-term health problems. Diffusion tubes are an ideal way of monitoring pollutant levels over a long period – for example, average levels can be measured over a 2-4 week period, making this a low cost monitoring option.
Workplace monitoring can also be used to test the efficiency of pollution control measures such as extraction systems, scrubbers, land remediation etc.
Common locations and applications include:
- Printing companies.
- Healthcare environments.
- Painting and paint spraying companies.
- Metal processes.
- Processes using adhesives, solvents and resins.
- Dry cleaning.
- Risk assessments.
- Electronics assembly rooms.
Exposure monitoring can be conducted for the following gases
- Anaesthetic gases including Isoflurane, Enflurane, Sevoflurane, Halothane and Nitrous oxide.
- General Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
- Chlorinated VOCs from dry cleaning.
- Resin vapours during manufacture.
- Petroleum hydrocarbons.
- BTEX (Benzene, Toluene, Ethyl benzene, Xylenes).
- Nitrogen dioxide.
- Many other organic or inorganic compounds can also be measured – please see our product pages.
Additionally airborne particle levels can be monitored in indoor environments using our Air Particle Counter.