Do You Know How Much Dust Your Workers Are Exposed To?
Dust is an airborne aerosol of solid particles, mechanically produced, with individual particle diameters of 0.1µm upwards and can be a problem in almost any industry, from bakeries to building sites. Exposure to workplace dust can cause a variety of serious health issues, including silicosis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and occupational asthma. For one in ten of all adults who suffer from asthma, workplace exposure to dust is the cause.
We can provide dust monitoring solutions including cost-effective personal monitoring of respirable and inhalable dust as well as bespoke dust monitoring solutions to help your business meet your legal obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the COSHH regulations.
Our experts will help you devise strategies to minimise worker exposure to dust and ensure a continued safe, healthy working environment. We help companies in a range of industry sectors – construction, welding, catering, food manufacture, lead, construction, joinery, farming – meet their obligations in controlling worker exposure. http://www.hscsscotland.co.uk/services/dust-monitoring/