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Effective Silica Dust Control Measures: Best Practices for Workplace Safety

Silica dust is a hazardous material that can cause serious health problems if not properly controlled in the workplace. Inhalation of this fine particulate matter can lead to serious respiratory conditions, including silicosis and lung cancer. To ensure workplace safety, it is crucial to implement effective silica dust control measures. In this blog, we will...

Understanding the Health Effects of Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure 

Known for being extremely tiny, diesel particulate matter (DPM) can penetrate deep into the lung and cause severe lung disorders, including cancer. Hence, limiting or eliminating workplace exposure to diesel particulate matter is crucial for organisations to safeguard workers’ health. Diesel particulate matter (DPM) is made up of soot particles, carbon, ash, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons...

Examining Occupational Exposure to Diesel Fumes: Risks and Regulations

While studies claim that 1.2 million Australian employees were exposed to workplace diesel pollution in 2011, Engineers / specialists claim exposure to high levels of diesel fumes – the biggest occupational health threat since asbestos. Hence, understanding these health risks is crucial for implementing effective measures to protect the well-being of individuals exposed to diesel...

Anitech’s Occupational Hygiene Risk Management Guide

Occupational hygiene risk management is the process of identifying, assessing, and controlling workplace hazards that can affect the health and safety of workers. This can include physical, chemical, biological, and ergonomic hazards. The goal of occupational hygiene risk management is to prevent or minimize exposure to these hazards to protect workers from illness or injury....

Nanoparticles – A Guide to Occupational Exposure, Hazards, and Standards 

Nanoparticles have distinct features that make them valuable for a wide range of industries. But these tiny particulates also come with their share of health hazards and therefore have occupational hygienists at work to keep them in check. In this blog, we will define nanoparticles, their process of generation, health hazards, the assessment process, and...

Heat Stress – Cause, Health Effects, Assessment and Controls 

Heat stress is the average heat load an industrial worker might be subjected to as a result of the combined effects of work-related processes and atmospheric conditions such as humidity, air temperature, radiant heat exchange, air movement, and clothing requirements. It is most commonly caused by prolonged exposure to high temperatures and can be exacerbated...

Anitech’s Occupational Noise Exposure Guide 

Occupational noise exposure to sound pressure levels above 85 dB is one of the serious concerns of Australian organisations as long-term exposure to this level can cause noise-induced hearing loss. Occupational Noise The 2015 National Code of Practice “Managing Noise and Preventing Hearing Loss at Work” mentions the negative effects of noise on health, stating...

Welding and Thermal Cutting Fume Exposure and Solutions Guide 

The various industrial welding and thermal cutting processes produce fumes and cause serious hazards to workers undertaking the job. A huge cohort of workers is potentially regularly exposed to welding fume, contributing significantly to the work-related burden of disease and injury (IARC, 2018). Welders are potentially exposed to metal fumes, gases, ultraviolet radiation, noise, electric...

Respirable Crystalline Silica Dust, Occupational Hazards 

Respirable crystalline silica dust produced from processes done on products in the manufacturing and construction industries is a serious concern for organisations in Australia. It is harmful to the workers exposed to it and can cause life-threatening illnesses. This blog will discuss respirable crystalline silica dust, products and processes that produce it, precautions that need...

Importance of Workplace Exposure Standards and Changes in Australia 

Workplace Exposure Standards have been in place in Australia since 1995 to help businesses eliminate or reduce the harmful chemicals to which their workers are exposed. They aim to promote Workplace Health and Safety as per the regulation and laws established in the country to secure employee health. The various chemical manufacturing and other industries...

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