Occupational air monitoring is the monitoring of indoor and outdoor air in the vicinity of the workspace of staff. There are strict legal limits on the concentration of airborne contaminants because these can lead to health problems. The aim of occupational monitoring is to measure these concentrations over a representative pattern of work and determine whether the limits are breached.
Monitoring is typically completed by the use of calibrated air pumps drawing the workplace air through a filter, impinger or sorbent tube. The media is then analysed for the substance being monitored.
Trinitas has years of experience conducting air monitoring activities for a range of dust, fumes and vapours.
- Air monitoring for hazardous substances can be undertaken to:
- Ensure exposure levels are below applicable exposure standards
- Evaluate the exposure of workers to contaminants in the air and consider controls to reduce the hazardous air contaminants
- Assist management in making the correct decisions in terms of the implementation of suitable control measures where needed
- Identify indoor air quality levels
- Determine the effectiveness of control measures such as local exhaust ventilation to reduce or eliminate
Our team of hazardous material specialists carry out air monitoring which can include but is not limited to the following substances:
- Respirable Crystalline Silica Quartz
- Inhalable dust
- Diesel particulate matter