Key risks to employees’ in the composting industry include exposure to dust, bioaerosols, endotoxins and glucans.
Endotoxins and Glucans can be used as an indicator of the bioaerosol concentration in ambient air.
UWIC are currently undertaking a number of research studies investigating endotoxin levels at facilities composting both green and food waste.
The CHSE offers a full range of occupational monitoring and health screening services which include:
• Personal exposure assessments for bioaerosols
• Personal exposure assessments for dusts
• Clinical testing/assessments
• Lung function testing
• Allergy/sensitisation testing (IgG/IgE)
• In-house laboratories
The CHSE has an established team of experts with many years occupational health monitoring and research experience to assist you in meeting your health and safety obligations.