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Workplace Air Monitoring

Employers must ensure they are in compliance of European and Irish Health and Safety Legislation.

It is a legal requirement for employers to carry out a risk assessment on agents in the workplace which might cause adverse health effects to their employees.

Occupational air sampling is the process by which a worker’s personal exposure to chemicals, dust, fumes and vapors in the workplace is determined by monitoring the workplace air.

Such substances can include:

  • Wood dust
  • Metals
  • Solvent vapours (VOC’s)
  • Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) performance

Carrying out monitoring will give you the vital information that you require ensuring you are in compliance with the Regulations and that workers are not exposed to unsafe levels.

Occupational monitoring for dusts, fumes and vapors are done under the Health and Safety Authority (Chemical Agents) 2007 Code of Practice as well as the HSA’s EH40 Workplace Exposure Limits. Monitoring can be conducted to determine STEL as well as 8-hour TWA exposure.