Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs)

On August 21 2018, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be implementing new and revised Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values (IOELVs) for thirty-one chemical substances to help protect workers from the ill-health effects of exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace.

Workplace exposure limits (WEL) are the legal limits set on the amount of substances that can be present in workplace air.

Hazardous substances must be below the relevant workplace exposure limit. Importantly if the substance is known to cause cancer, genetic defects, allergy or asthma symptoms, or allergic skin reaction exposure, the level must be reduced to as low as reasonably practicable.

How our experts can help:

  • Preparation of COSHH risk assessments.
  • Monitor exposure measurements and assessments for dust, chemicals and biological agents.
  • Evaluate and assess the effectiveness of controls such as; ventilation surveys, including Local Exhaust Ventilation and Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE).

Consult and advise on risk management including appropriate compliance with:

As a leader in health and safety research and occupational hygiene services, we have been a significant voice for setting occupational exposure limits and air quality objectives by both the EU commission and successive UK governments.


Read our latest guidance note of WELs changes to understand how to prepare for the new HSE rules and regulations.

EVENTS
08 October
2019

Healthcare Estates

  • 08 October 2019

Healthcare Estates is the unrivaled platform for Estate Managers, Directors, Facilities Managers etc to network with industry colleagues while sourcing and specifying the latest healthcare products and services. 

Taking place on the 8th-9th of October, Healthcare Estates conference, exhibition and awards dinner offers you the chance to meet over 200 exhibitors and source the latest information for products and services 

Event info
We're here to provide you with more information and answer any questions you may have. Contact us
  • Contact Us

If you would like to contact us, please use the attached form and we will get back to you. Alternatively, call or write to us at our Head Office in Edinburgh or one of our regional offices.

Our office hours are: 

Monday to Friday - 8.00am to 5.15pm

Our head office numbers is +44 (0)131 449 8000

Email: info@iom-world.org