Diesel Engine Exhaust Emissions
Sysco Environmental offer the most comprehensive diesel engine exhaust emissions (DEEE) exposure assessment program available to fully evaluate employees’ exposure levels and the effectiveness of existing engineering controls. A technical assessor from Sysco Environmental can carry out personal and static diesel engine exhaust emissions (DEEE) exposure monitoring to protect your employees and keep your business running safely. We are confident that our company is the perfect partner to help you deliver first-class protection of your employees.
Our diesel engine exhaust emissions (DEEE) exposure monitoring program includes:
- Assessment of all potential exposure sources and paths
- Evaluation of employees’ working and exposure patterns
- Collection of air samples for assessment of inhalation exposure
- Use and adequacy of existing control measures
- Evaluation of the suitability of respiratory protection and RPE checks
- Evaluation of existing management controls
Diesel engine exhaust emissions (DEEE) are defined as a mixture of gases, vapours, liquid aerosols, and particles created by burning diesel fuels. Diesel engine exhaust emissions may contain over 10 times the amount of soot (carbon) particles than in petrol exhaust fumes, and the mixture includes several carcinogenic substances. Due to this, the visibility of diesel engine exhaust emissions (DEEE) is higher than any other fuel types. Burning diesel produces less CO2 than other fuel types although the levels of Nitrogen, Oxides and Particulates are much greater.
Soot particles associated with diesel engine exhaust emissions (DEEE) make up a high percentage of what is released which are referred to as Organic Carbon (OC). Ultrafine soot particulates have shown evidence indicating an increased risk of lung cancer. Long-term exposure to high concentrations of diesel engine exhaust emissions (DEEE) will cause eye irritation and respiratory issues.
Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), Diesel Engine Exhaust Emissions (DEEE) are hazardous to health. Employees should be prevented to exposure, or any risk adequately controlled. Employers must achieve this law requirement by providing suitable risk assessments for personal exposure.
To adequately evaluate exposure to diesel engine exhaust emissions (DEEE) it is necessary to undertake an assessment of the fumes individual components such as carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide, nitrous oxides (NO, NO2) and respirable dust represented as elemental carbon (EC). Exposure should be kept as low as reasonably practicable at all times.