Local exhaust ventilation

LEV systems must by law be checked every 14 months. In 2016, a manufacturer was fined £800,000 after three workers developed debilitating lung conditions following exposure to working metal fluid mist. The HSE found prevention measures were ‘inadequate’ and failures in the provision of health surveillance, which would have identified the issue earlier.
LEV systems control exposures to hazardous substances; these can include fumes, dust and vapours.
Without the correct checks, the organisation responsible for the equipment would be in breach of COSHH regulations and could be putting workers are at risk of becoming ill or worst contracting lung diseases.

Where possible we observe users of the systems to identify any interaction that may be detrimental to the employee’s exposure.

How our experts can help:

  • A typical examination and testing procedure is carried out
  • Health surveillance
  • Collection of air samples to measure exposure to hazardous substances and assesses the effectiveness of the system as used in the workplace
EVENTS
02 April
2019

OH2019 Brighton

  • 02 April 2019

In celebration of our 50th anniversary, Rob Aitken (CEO),  is presenting a keynote at OH2019; 'The IOM at 50, lessons from the past and directions for the future.' Following the keynote listen to members of our research team discuss emerging health risks in 21st-century workplaces. You can also meet our Laboratory team at our exhibition stand.

Event info
'The IOM at 50, lessons from the past and directions for the future.'
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