This practical guide to managing asbestos in the workplace has been written to offer support and guidance to business owners, employers and those responsible for health and safety. It will help the responsible person recognise and understand their obligations in managing and controlling the risks from asbestos at work.
In this article the environmental specialists at WTS consider the importance of air quality testing in both domestic and workplace environments. The article looks at the health and economic consequences caused by pollution, Sick Building Syndrome, what causes air pollution and how air testing can help improve home and workplace health and well-being, employee comfort, attendance and productivity issues.
This environmental guide has been written by the air quality specialists at WTS and considers the most common types of air pollution found in the UK including particulate matter, ozone, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide. The guide examines each pollutant separately, explaining what it is, where it comes from, and how exposure can affect human health.
In this expert guide the air quality specialists at WTS consider the most common types of mould found in houses, offices and other workplaces, which ones can be dangerous and how they affect the health and wellbeing of building occupants.
The air quality specialists at WTS examine the impact of radon gas inside homes, in the workplace, and the potential health effects that can result from prolonged exposure.
The article explains what radon is, where it is found in the UK, what are considered safe limits, and the health effects of exposure. It then looks at how indoor air quality testing can be used to help identify the problem, and a number of practical measures that can be taken to make buildings safe from the harmful effects of radon gas. Read more
In this article the indoor air quality specialists at WTS take a look at mould and the health risks associated with its growth, damp problems and exposure to airborne spores, both in the home and the workplace.
We consider who is most at risk to the effects of exposure, typical symptoms and how it can affect your health. We then look at techniques to tackle typical root-causes of the problem, how to remove the mould itself and how specialist mould testing can help resolve the issues. Read more
In this article the air quality specialists at WTS examine the impact of volatile organic compounds or VOCs on indoor air quality and the subsequent health effects on people exposed to such compounds. The article looks at what these compounds are, sources of VOCs and where they are commonly found, and the potential health effects exposure can cause. We conclude by reviewing practical measures that can be taken to limit exposure to VOCs and so keep people safe from harm. Read more
A clear understanding of the importance of workplace exposure limits, the COSHH regulations and the Health and Safety Executives EH40 is essential for all UK businesses and those responsible for workplace safety if they are to safeguard the health of their employees and maintain regulatory compliance in this important area of occupational hygiene.