Ensure Health and Safety in the Workplace with Our Professional Dust Monitoring Services
It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that both staff members and visitors are not exposed to poor air quality on the business premises. To ensure this, dust monitoring must be carried out regularly. Dust monitoring services are usually outsourced to ensure that accurate and efficient monitoring can be done and that the data collected is meticulously translated into useful information. Checking dust levels helps businesses to identify risks and causes, and then to implement safe working practices.
Dust Monitoring Services can be Useful in Any Industry
Dust, airborne particles, aerosols, and other air quality risk factors exist in almost every workplace in any industry. Unfortunately, when it comes to dust, the task of monitoring and controlling becomes tricky. This is because dust is not always visible to the naked eye, and those minute particles can travel into an individual’s lungs and wreak all many of respiratory havoc.
There are two main reasons why your business should look into dust monitoring services.
- To ensure that that indoor air quality management is kept simple.
- To ensure that your business is always compliant with laws and regulations governing your industry.
Anyone affected by dust will suffer with symptoms, such as sore eyes, headaches, tiredness, and of course, coughing, sneezing, and breathing problems. These few side effects alone can seriously impact on productivity and increase the number of days employees take off due to being ill.
Factors that Affect Indoor Air Quality
When acquiring professional dust monitoring services, you will learn that both internal and external factors affect indoor air quality. Keep in mind that your quality of air can be affected by other people and other operations too. External factors include nearby buildings and businesses, factories, and vehicles. Internal factors include working practices and processes within the business. Think about processing raw materials where fine dusts can be created, or where sprays are used to treat and prepare products. It is necessary for a business owner to determine the sources of dust production and how to go about remedying the problem.
Some solutions can include rotating staff members efficiently, providing PPE (personal protection equipment), installing alarms, ventilation, and more.
The Task of an Occupational Health Professional
At IOH Solutions, our team or occupational health professionals can create a comprehensive solution to your dust problems in the workplace. Regardless of what industry you operate in, we have a dust-busting solution for you. We work with both large and small businesses in a variety of industries. Whether you need a monitoring solution or just some assessment and reporting assistance, IOH Solutions is the team to approach.
Assess Your Premises
With the help of IOH Solutions, you can effectively assess dust levels within the workplace and come up with a strategic plan to monitor the situation and act when dust levels reach certain points. Our team will be happy to assist you with setting in place a workable solution. To learn more about our dust monitoring services, we warmly welcome you to get in touch with us via email or telephone today.