Formaldehyde exposure in an apartment from newly installed furniture

indoor air quality & formaldehide

One of my clients living in the central London areas has ordered and installed large in build wardrobes in his apartment. The unit were manufactures abroad in a third world country and therefore the therefore the manufacturing process and more specifically the wood treatment process was likely to be poorly controlled. My client has become [...]

Indoor air quality at the airport offices

air quality in office

I have been appointed out carry out an investigation into the air quality in an office building situated on a major UK airport. The occupants of the building were complaining from strong fuel related odours and were concerned about the efficiency of the air management system. My task was to evaluate the levels of volatile [...]

Exposure to plastic fumes in injection moulding

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I have been invited to carry out an occupation exposure assessment in a large manufacturing building. My customer was carrying out a variety of processes some of which represented a significant exposure and health risk to his employees. In this project I have assess the operatives exposure to oil mist from metal working operation, microbiological [...]

Plastic fumes during injection moulding

plastic fumes

I have recently carried out an occupation exposure assessment in an injection moulding facility. The employees working at the facility were being exposure to low level of fumes released from the injection moulding machines. The employer was concerned about the potential health risk from the fumes and thus requested a formal evaluation. Plastics used in [...]

College Lead Survey

lead survey

I have been appointed to carry out a building lead survey prior a major refurbishment of a large college. The building was quite dated and was in need to more thorough renovation. The management of the college has decided that parts of the building should be stripped and refurbished to a better standard. The refurbishment [...]

Wood dust exposure in wood recycling facility

wood dust exposure

I have visited and wood recycling facility in order to evaluate employees’ exposure levels to wood dust. The facility was mostly processing mostly packaging wood products into shredded wood mixes of various qualities for the wood board manufacturing industry, agricultural industry or for use as a bio-fuel. The site processed up to 6 thousand pallets [...]

Building lead survey

predemolision lead survey

I have been appointed to carry out a pre demolition building surveys on an old administrative building in order to identify Lead contain materials on site. The building I have visited was situated in close to city centre and was destined for partial demolition and complete refurbishment. The property was a four storey building consisting [...]

Wood dust exposure monitoring in a joinery workshop

wood dust testing

I have been appointed to evaluate wood dust exposure in a small carpentry workshop. The carpentry and joinery specialised in production of custom made articles of furniture. Consisted of one single storey workshop building and a separate spray booth and sanding area. The wood working area was divided into a workshop housing a saws, an [...]

Welding fumes exposure during heavy duty vehicle manufacture

welding fumes monitoring

I have recently visited one of my clients fabricating a range of well-known industrial heavy duty transport vehicles. I have been asked to evaluate employees’ exposure to various occupational contaminants ranging from simple nuisance dust, volatiles to toxic and carcinogenic welding fumes. The production facility consisted of two large open plan fabrication buildings. The main [...]

Isocyanates exposure during foam packaging

isocyanates exposure monitoring

Exposure to isocyanates in industrial situations is one of the leading causes in development of occupational asthma. Isocyanates comes in many forms and are mainly used in coatings, adhesives or foams. In this project I have assessed the employees’ exposure to isocyanates during foam packaging production process. The factory in question was producing fire protection [...]