Month: <span>January 2019</span>

Metal industry – Recycling plant

An Occupational Hygiene Survey was performed at South Africa’s oldest and largest metal recycling company. Stressors monitored during the survey included exposure to noise throughout the sorting, recycling and other activities. HCS monitoring comprised of employee exposure to metal fumes during the cutting, lancing, and smelting of different types of metal, as well as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) and acids. Additional services during the survey included an Illumination Survey throughout the factory during the day and night shifts, as well as Ventilation tests.

 

Food industry – tea production –

An Occupational Hygiene Survey was performed at a  tea production facility. Stressors monitored during the survey included exposure to noise and dust in the production and storage areas of the factory. Additional services during the survey included an Illumination Survey throughout the factory (day and night shifts), as well as Ventilation tests.

 

Marine industry – boat builders –

An Occupational Hygiene Survey comprising of noise and the exposure to a variety of Hazardous Chemical Substances (HCS) was performed at a Cape-based boatyard, that hand-builds award-winning Sailing Catamarans. Due to the nature of activities and the ever-changing sound profile of this work environment, noise levels vary constantly, and the survey included results from activities such as grinding, cutting, hammering, and buffering. HCS monitoring comprised of employee exposure to wood dust during sanding and grinding activities, as well as styrene, MEK and MEKP, and many other Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s).