Introduction

Please be aware that these notes are extremely brief and offer only the smallest of introductions. They are meant as a very basic overview. Circumstances differ between chemical, its use, production methods, the environment and the employees themselves; hence it is not practical to go into specifics here.

Environmental monitoring is an additional strategy that can be used to assess the levels of risk posed by physical agents within the environment - for example:

  • noise levels
  • radiation levels
  • lighting levels
  • nuisance dust levels within air
  • specific chemical or other hazardous material levels within air e.g. lead, asbestos
  • air quality or climate parameters
  • bacteria levels

The environmental monitoring results gained are an important indicator or individual or group exposures and therefore risk levels. The results will also indicate whether existing control measures are working effectively, as well as highlighting areas in need of further attention.

There are also specific and implied legal requirements for environmental monitoring, contained within the following legislation and guidance documents:

  • Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974
  • Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
  • Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
  • Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005
  • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006
  • Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002
  • Legionnaires’disease: The control of legionella bacteria in water systems Approved Code of Practice and guidance L8 (Third edition) 2000

Environmental monitoring is client specific and further details can be obtained on an individual company basis by contacting us.

 

All Safe OH & S can offer site based statutory health surveillance including:

Please click on the buttons below for more information about your chosen area.

Please contact us for further information and pricing

All Safe OH & S - Keeping you, your company and your employees All Safe

 

© All Safe OH & S Ltd 2007 - 2011