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Workplace and Environmental Dust Monitoring Seminars staged to highlight H&S RegulationsJuly 2016

Stacey Ward, Membership Manager, BSRIA

BSRIA Instrument Solutions recently staged two separate one-day dust monitoring seminars which covered the workplace as well as the external environment and gave insights into compliance with H&S Regulations and legislation, alongside solutions for day-to-day applications.

The important issues of dust in the work environment, the effect of employee health and respiratory equipment were all scrutinised.

Stacey Ward, Sales Manager, BSRIA Instrument Solutions, gave a presentation on the new product launch of the TSI AM520 personal aerosol monitor. This portable unit easily captures real time data of mass concentration readings, which is ideal for workplace monitoring, specifically in the workers’ breathing zone.

He said: “Workplace Exposure Limits (WEL's) are vital for the health and wellbeing of the employee. Monitoring to show that you are compliant and that preventative actions are in place (for example: FaceFit, respiratory testing) is best practice to both protect you and your employees. The consequence of employee health from potential dust in the work place cannot be underestimated enough.”

Maxine Dolloway, TSI, gave an overview of workplace and dust monitoring followed by Nick Baxter, HSL, with a presentation on PPE and respiratory protection.

Nick also highlighted the importance of wearing the appropriate, adequate and correctly-fitted breathing apparatus and demonstrated this using the FaceFit Respirator Demonstrator (FFRED). Stacey also examined the effects of personal dust monitoring.

Nick Brown, TSI, rounded off the morning with a presentation about environmental dust monitoring. After a networking lunch, the event concluded with a practical workshop: a hands-on session which will enabled all delegates to become familiar with a range of products suitable for both internal and external environments, with experts available to answer questions as they arose.

In essence – a lively ‘Q&A’ session!

Held on Wednesday 6th and Tuesday 19th July respectively, the seminars reviewed measurement methods and particle sizes and why this matters. The seminars also covered topics such as recent air quality papers and research. They were cohosted by the BSRIA Instrument Solutions team and TSI, a leading global equipment supplier of equipment into this metrological field.

More information on the new TSI AM520 product can be found on the BSRIA Instrument Solutions website: BSRIA Instrument Solutions

Further dust seminars will be held later in 2016 – dates to be convened.

Here is some of the delegate feedback:

Allan Hamilton – Serco Defence:
"Excellent networking opportunity – many thanks to BSRIA!"

James Tuffin – Filtrex:
"All your displayed equipment was the next step up from what I am used to. The explanation of all principles of operation was informative."

Kieran W:
"Nick Baxter’s demonstration from HSL was really interesting and mostly useful for me."

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