Local Exhaust Ventilation Testing

What is Local Exhaust Ventilation?

Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) systems are used to reduce exposure to airborne contaminants and hazardous substances in a workplaces by capturing and extracting the contaminant at the source of the emission these can include fumes, dust and vapours.

LEV systems must by law be checked every 14 months. 

Without the correct local exhaust ventilation inspections, 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.

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.

How IOM can help:

IOM offers a complete local exhaust ventilation testing and inspection service including the observation of users of the systems to identify any interaction that may be detrimental to the employee's exposure. We also offer Competent Person Ventilation training to give maintenance engineers the particular skills and knowledge required to maintain ventilation systems.

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

For more advice, or to speak to an Occupational Hygienist complete the quick quote form below. 

EVENTS
20 October
2021
In partnership with the ICBA

Particles and Health 2021

  • 20 October 2021
  • Running from the 20.10.21 to 21.10.21

IOM is proud to be sponsoring the Particles and Health conference, a two day event designed for regulators and researchers to:

  • Address scientific studies regarding human health effects of PSLTs. The value of human studies over animal studies-when human-exposed populations can be studied adequately- will be emphasized.
  • Review and discuss definition of PSLT’s proposed at Edinburgh workshop and published in 2020 in the Journal Inhalation Toxicology with attention to both similarities and differences among these substances.
  • Address translational toxicology challenges, including the appropriateness of rats as models for human lung pathogenesis (particularly lung cancer) in light of lung overload phenomena and species differences.
  • Serve as a platform to present current scientific information about PSLTs important for regulatory action.
  • Publication of pertinent conference presentations in the peer reviewed scientific literature will allow the presentations to live beyond the conference and subsequently be reviewed part of regulatory deliberations.
  • Establish an interdisciplinary setting for industry, academia and regulatory professionals to interact on an important topic. Such interaction can facilitate enhanced understanding of the science and appropriate classification, labelling and setting exposure limits, among others.
  • Recommend areas for further research regarding the significance of the rat as a model for translation toxicology. 
  • Review the biokinetics of inhaled nanoparticles and the potential for non-pulmonary effects.

For more information and tickets please visit the Particles and Health website here.

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