Diesel Fume Exposure Monitoring
Monitoring for Diesel Fumes exposure will help to ensure that your workplace is safe.
The health effect of diesel fumes are of growing concern across the country.
For this reason, many workplaces have shifted to electric motors. However, some continue to rely on diesel engines as electric ones are not always feasible. In general, these are diesel forklift trucks, loading shovels, skid steers, and generators. HGVs in loading bays also are a common source of exposure. With this in mind, companies must have diesel fume workplace air monitoring and ensure that controls are in place to stop employees from working in elevated concentrations.
For this reason, the HSE published HSG187 ‘Control of diesel engine exhaust emissions in the workplace’ guides employers. In the workplace, the presence of visible smoke or deposits of soot may indicate raised levels. Workers may also report problems with their eyes, throat, or lungs.