Occupational Health and Hygiene

From welding fumes to solvent vapours many businesses have questions on how to manage health and occupational hygiene.

For 22 years we have specialised in occupational health and occupational hygiene. We are one of only three international organisations to have been selected by The British Museum to support them under a framework agreement. 

Rely on us to provide considered and appropriate risk management to ensure that you are covering both health and safety in your organisation.

Sampling for airborne contaminants (dusts, vapours, gases).

We have carried out hundreds (if not thousands) of sampling programs.  From isocyanate exposure through to monitoring in aerospace for tributyl phosphate we can cover all of your sampling needs and integrate this program with other health or safety support.  We'd love to hear from you and provide a fast and clear cost proposal.

Health surveillance

Health surveillance is required under regulation 11 of COSHH and is an area which we correctly identified in our 2012 White Paper on FFI as a key issue for enforcement. Health surveillance doesn't need to be difficult or complicated, we can offer a range of urine and blood tests covering lead and isocyanate exposure for example.  But we can also five your staff the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out checks for dermatitis and other health conditions.  Whether you have a range of health requirements or you are a small business simply wishing to do the best by your staff, we can help - call us on 01453 800100 for more information.

Occupational health management

For larger businesses we can offer occupational health management services with an on-site member of staff to perform checks plus off-line support for HR and other teams. By integrating this support with our safety, quality and environmental teams we can offer a total solution for management.  Contact us to arrange a consultation using the links above or request a call back and we'll be in touch.

Noise and vibration

We have carried out hundreds of noise exposure surveys. We can also perform more advanced noise consultancy for planning, engineering controls and even events. Use the links above to contact us and request a call back or a cost proposal.

COSHH Risk Assessment.

COSHH risk assessment can be a long and laborious process for many of our clients.  Its also an area in which some colleagues feel that a helping hand or some oversight from an experienced occupational hygienist is of value. We will work alongside you to either carry out assessment or to sanity check your conclusions.  We also carry out COSHH training sessions giving your management teams the skills and knowledge necessary for them to manage their own COSHH risks, ask us to call you back if you need to know more.

We hope that you've found some answers in our information above, here are some areas in which we have completed monitoring but please contact us if you'd like to discuss a specific requirement.

Sector Monitoring completed
Industry
  • Noise and vibration exposure
  • Welding, plasma & solder fume
  • Isocyanates (MDI TDI)
  • Wood & stone dusts
  • Fibreglass
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Metal powders
  • Solder fume & rosin
  • Solvent exposures (toluene, xylene)
  • Respirable crystalline silica (RCS)
  • Real time particulate exposure monitoring (dusts, mists, vapours)
Manufacturing
  • Noise and vibration exposure
  • Oil mists and coolants
  • Tributyl phosphate (anti foaming agent in military hydraulic fluids)
  • Carbon black
  • Rubber fume
  • Styrene and acetone
  • Metal and polyamide powders (EOS Machines)
  • Diesel Engine Exhaust Emissions (DEEE)
Other (museums, artists foundaries, rapid prototyping, high tech)
  • Naptha
  • Solvents (various) active and passive
  • Epoxy
  • Noise and vibration exposure
  • Ammonium sulphide
  • Ammonium chloride
  • Copper nitrate
  • Hydrogen sulphide
  • Casting of metals (stainless steels, platinum, silver, bronze)
  • Respirable crystalline silica (RCS)
  • Isopropyl alcohol
Indoor Air quality (data logged)
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Temperature
  • Relative humidity
Health surveillance
  • Lung function
  • Dermatitis
  • Lead in blood
  • Isocyanate urine monitoring (creatine)