occupational hygiene

Precision instruments for surveys

Occupational hygiene programmes attempt to prevent illnesses and injuries arising from workplace hazards. Since the South African Occupational Health and Safety Act was passed in 1993, workplace illnesses have been recognised as just as important as injuries from occupational accidents. These illnesses or conditions can mean many days or weeks out of work, or even permanent disability, causing serious economic hardship to a worker and his or her family.Occupational hygiene is the discipline of anticipating, recognising, evaluating and controlling health hazards in the workplace. Occupational hygiene is a science but it also involves professional judgment, innovative problem solving and people skills.

The Micro-Climate

The micro-climate refers to the immediate environment of an individual and is a key component of monitoring in an occupational hygiene survey.  Personal dosimetry for noise and exposure to solvents, dust and other toxic compounds all forms part of the survey.  Runrite Electronics provides a range of instruments for the measurement of all common stressors in the work environment these include Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Air-Velocity, Noise, Light, WBGT, temperature and humidity.  Zefon International air sampling media is also exclusively available through Runrite Electronics, glass fibre filters, cyclones, MCE and PVC filters.  Asbestos monitoring consumables and the tried and tested ESCORT ELF pump.