Biological Agent Exposure Monitoring in Waste Management

Reduce workplace risk and protect workers

A growing concern which can’t be ignored, workplace exposure to bioaerosol emissions is resulting in acute and chronic respiratory health conditions. To protect staff employers need to prevent and minimise exposure to these invisible agents defined as hazardous substances by COSHH. Employers must improve their awareness and knowledge, and take action to identify, assess and control the associated risk.

By taking a proactive approach employers can detect issues early, protect workers, and ensure their legal compliance.

Our comprehensive biological agent monitoring solution

Our team of independent occupational hygiene consultants are here to help those operating within health and safety and waste management to make informed decisions around appropriate control measures.

Our years of industry experience offer employers a greater understanding of the risks of workplace exposure to biological agents associated with activities around waste management and steer them towards industry best practice.

We provide a range of biological hazard monitoring services which result in a set of robust recommendations that can be used to implement prevention strategies and ensure compliance.

These include:

  • COSHH risk assessments.
  • Bioaerosol sampling and analysis.
  • Comprehensive review of current procedures.
  • Gap analysis to assess compliance with COSHH and industry best practice.
  • Local exhaust ventilation checks where applicable.
  • Personal exposure sampling, analysis, and surveillance.


Our approach captures data and helps you to understand:

  • The effectiveness of existing controls and precautions.
  • Peak exposure as it relates to high-risk activities and recommended guidance.
  • Those employees most at risk through pre-employment and ongoing health surveillance.
  • Any breaches of current regulation.


As we learn more about the harmful effects of biological hazards within waste management, it is imperative that employers remain on the front foot when it comes to this growing concern.

Working with us, employers can stay one step ahead.

Talk to one of our experts today.