Occupational Hygiene

Workplace exposure monitoring

Protect your workforce from occupational exposure

Workplace exposure monitoring in high temperature environments

Overheating in the workplace, whether as a result of excessive outdoor temperatures, or exposure to high temperatures intrinsic to the work task, can lead to a range of adverse effects. Mild thermal stress such as induced by working in protective clothing on a warm day can lead to skin problems, fatigue, fainting and nausea. More serious overheating can lead to unconsciousness. Working in extreme cold presents a different range of problems and risks.

Assessing Workplace Exposure

IOM helps employers review and assess worker exposure to heat and cold, then determine the appropriate control measures to ensure that exposures are properly controlled. We understand how the workplace can affect worker performance and health. As such we can support you in ensuring risks are both identified and understood, and that corrective practices or equipment are put in place to minimise or remove risk for the employee.

Our research background in this field places IOM at the very forefront of understanding workplace exposure relating to physical agents. Our teams have been involved in establishing EU and UK Government guidelines to establish levels of acceptable exposure and guidelines to minimise workplace thermal stress.

For more information on workplace exposure please contact us.