Respirable crystalline silica

Sysco Environmental Ltd's occupational exposure evaluation strategy for respirable crystalline silica is based on established HSE and ISO standard requirements. We can provide our clients with exposure reports on an one-time, monthly, or quarterly basis dependent upon project length and the client's needs. Respirable crystalline silica exposure monitoring is required as part of the assessment of risk where it is necessary to obtain employees' exposure data or to determine the effectiveness of control measures.

Respirable crystalline silica exposure monitoring program will provide you with information on:

  • provision of an adequate risk assessment
  • exposure levels of your employees during specific activities
  • effectiveness of existing risk controls
  • recommendation on the best industry exposure control standards

Employees working with natural or man-made stone materials are likely to be exposed to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) dust during chipping, sanding, drilling and cutting operations. Crystalline silica is a natural component of granite and many other minerals from which it is liberated by aggressive abrasion. Airborne mineral dust subsequently inhaled by workers can over time lead to pneumoconiosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and scarring of the lungs (fibrosis known as silicosis).

Employees working in industries such as:

  • kitchen worktop manufacture
  • stone masonry
  • glass industry
  • foundry
  • cast concrete manufacture
  • quarrying
  • demolition and construction
  • natural gas extraction (fracking)

Projects

– 2017

Her Majesty Revenue and Customs

Diesel fumes and laboratory reagents exposure assessment

Occupation exposure monitoring of operatives for diesel fumes, petrol fumes and laboratory reagents throughout the UK. The assessment provided a comprehensive understanding of employee's likely exposure levels and measures required to ensure they continuous Health and Safety.


– 2017

Kone Plc

Lift shaft maintenance operatives' exposure assessment

Lift shaft maintenance operative's exposure assessment to solvents and lubricants during application in enclosed and poorly ventilated places. We have also carried out evaluation of effectiveness of additional area air filtration during the lubricant application process.


– 2017

Copart Ltd

Site contamination evaluation (Pesticides)

We carried out a site contamination evaluation in order to determine the levels of hazardous contaminants and the likely level of risk they present to the occupants and users. We specified the appropriate decontamination measures for the third-party contractor to ensure safety of the site personnel.


– 2017

Tyco Fire Protection Products

Noise, Fumes and Vibration exposure assessment in a production factory

We were appointed to provide a range of occupation exposure related services ranging from employees' exposure evaluation to solvents, welding fumes and isocyanates, workplace noise exposure assessment, operatives hand and arm vibration assessment to contaminants emissions evaluation during curing processes.


– 2017

Tunstall Healthcare Ltd

Large scale soldering plant occupational exposure assessment

We have completed a comprehensive evaluation of operatives' exposure to various types of soldering fumes in this production facility with the focus on maintenance tasks resulting in some odour issues. We have also provided the client with a comprehensive noise exposure evaluation report.


– 2017

Cambridge constabulary

Employees exposure assessment to lead containing dust

We have been appointed to carry out evaluation of likely employees' exposure levels to lead containing dust extended to full building contamination survey. He have help to quantify employees exposures and recommend the most appropriate measures to eliminate the contact with lead containing dust.


– 2017

Brunetts Manufacturing Ltd

Rubber Fumes and Rubber Dust exposure monitoring

Employees exposure evaluation to rubber fumes, rubber dust and injection mould fumes and thermal decomposition products.


– 2017

Satake Europe Ltd

Organic dust, Solvents and Metal working fluids exposure assessment

We have delivered a comprehensive assessment of employees' exposures to various workplace contaminants present during various stages of the production processes.