What is industrial hygiene?
According to https://www.osha.gov industrial hygiene has been defined as “that science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of those environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace, which may cause sickness, impaired health and well-being, or significant discomfort among workers or among the citizens of the community.” Detailed information is available in the OHSA guidance for industrial hygiene.
What is workplace attestation?
Workplace attestation is the procedure required according to the legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The methodology and the map of the procedure is documented in the normative act. Azecolab industrial hygiene tests include all the parameters listed in this act. According to Azerbaijan legislation workplace attestation shall be performed at least once in 5 years.
Azecolab industrial hygiene tests
Azecolab qualified specialists can provide all required on-site measurement (noise, radiation, vibration, illumination, etc.), laboratory (VOC, dust, etc.) and hazards and risk assessment services. All our equipment have NIST, UKAS or TURKAK traceable calibration certificates which ensure the quality of performed on-site measurements. The scope of our services can include either only laboratory measurement services or full hazards identification and risk assessment services. The provided tests reports will help you to achieve OHSAS 18001 certification and meets the requirements of the legislation of Azerbaijan Republic. Limits provided the tests reports can be either international or national applicable ones based on the Client requirements.
Potential hazards which can be assessed include air contaminants, and chemical, biological, physical, and ergonomic hazards. Examples for each type of hazard are listed below:
Air contaminants: Dusts, fumes, fibers, gases, aerosols
Chemical Hazards – Harmful chemical compounds in the form of solids, liquids, gases, mists, dusts, fumes, and vapors exert toxic effects by inhalation (breathing), absorption (through direct contact with the skin), or ingestion (eating or drinking).
Biological Hazards – bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other living organisms that can cause acute and chronic infections by entering the body either directly or through breaks in the skin.
Physical Hazards – excessive levels of ionizing and nonionizing electromagnetic radiation, noise, vibration, illumination, and temperature.
Ergonomic Hazards – eye strain, repetitive motion, and heavy lifting problems.