Wednesday, 27 June 2012
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World Health Organization (WHO), (June12, 2012) classified diesel engine exhaust as that exposure is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer. The classification is:
Carcinogenic to Humans (Group 1), based on sufficient evidence that exposure is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer.
Potential for exposure to diesel particulate and toxic fumes exists whenever workers are in close proximity to operating diesel equipment. Where diesel vehicles and equipment are used in confined areas (e.g. within a building) there is a significant risk of exposure.
Within the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations (COSHH) Diesel Engine Exhaust Emissions are classed as a substance hazardous to health and as such it required that employers prevent or reduce workers exposure as much as is reasonably practicable.
Is your workforce significantly exposed? Do you know the level of exposure?
Occhnet can undertake occupational exposure monitoring in accordance with recognised sampling methodology in order for employers to fulfill the requirements of the UK Regulations.
Occupational exposure monitoring is undertaken to determine the level of exposure within the workplace to substances hazardous to health.
Exposure monitoring enables the employer to determine the level of risk associated with the work process and to ensure that control measures are working correctly.
We will provide guidance on appropriate monitoring requirements to ensure that employers can demonstrate compliance with the COSHH regulations.
We are professionally qualified to produce a detailed survey report giving the results of sampling, the adequacy of control measures and requirements for further controls as appropriate.
If you have any questions or would like a quotation please contact Occhnet on firstname.lastname@example.org or through the website http://www.occhnet.co.uk/