The law requires employers to carry out risk assessments on agents in the workplace which may cause adverse health effects to their employees, including the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Chemical Agent) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No 619/2001).
Fitz Scientific technicians have over 15 years experience in the area of occupational air monitoring. We provide tailor made monitoring plans to cater for all monitoring and analysis required by legislation for hospitals, clinics, dental surgeries and other healthcare or commercial facilities.
Anaesthetic gases - trace levels of anaesthetic gases in operating rooms and other areas of healthcare facilities can result from equipment leaks, anaesthetic technique, exhalation of residual gases by patients and waste gases.
Gases are frequently used as an anaesthetic in operating rooms, emergency rooms, or inpatient settings.
Halogenated anesthetic gas compounds can cause eye, nose, and throat irritation.
Sterilant gases - Ethylene oxide is routinely used in healthcare facilities to sterilize medical devices and equipment.
Solvents and Disinfectants - used in all industrial settings as a sterilant or to clean sensitive equipment.
Formaldehyde - a chemical agent most commonly used in health-care facilities to fix and preserve tissue.
Dust - inhalable & respirable dust in the workplace from processes carried out can often times be excessively high. Employees operating in such areas can experience health effects such as lung capacity deterioration and other such ailments.
Weld Fume - exposure to Nitrogen Oxides, Metal Particulates and Ozone from metal fabrication activity.
Exhaust Emissions - common in warehouses with forklift operation or car garages and enclosed car parks. We monitor for CO2 as an indicator of diesel fume exposure.