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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Inhalation and dermal exposure to hydrocarbon solvents

inhalation and dermal exposure to hydrocarbon solvent

I have been called in by one of my regular client to carry out a quick response test on a newly introduced task. Two operatives working in a large open plan area were using a heavy naphtha hydrocarbon solvent to clean and degrease electrical components. The operatives were using solvent soaked cleaning rags to wipe [...]

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Welding fumes exposure assesment

Close up on welding bay and welding fumes

I have recently visited a company which specialises in production of catalytic converters. The company had a fairly large production area with approximately 60 employees. The majority of the employees were engaged in welding operations with a small number working on CNC machines. All of the welding operatives were engaged in similar type of work [...]

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Exposure to electroplating mists

electroplating 2

One of my customers has requested a thorough assessment of his employees’ exposure to chemical compounds used in electroplating. My customer was particularly worried that his employees might be exposed to toxic and carcinogenic substances. Because exposures to toxic metals in the electroplating industry occurs via a combination of inhalation, dermal and ingestion routes I [...]

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