Measurement of Chemical Exposure

Measurement of Chemical Exposure

Today, with the developments in the chemical sector, chemical products have greatly improved human health, while contributing to the increase of agricultural production and improving the overall quality of life. Nevertheless, new chemical products are constantly emerging, and their waste and impacts are threatening human health and environmental conditions in the long run.

Chemical substances in the solid state are very unlikely to cause poisoning. Nonetheless, the contact of the skin with some of the chemicals in solid form or their ingestion with food has the effect of poisoning. The greatest danger in solids is that in some cases it can be transformed into a hazardous form. When welding rods are used, for example, smoke and welding gases emerge and they are a health hazard.

Most of the liquid chemicals produce vapors which can be inhaled and toxic due to the type of chemical substance. They enter the body through the skin or respiratory tract. Some chemicals, which pass through the skin and enter the blood, cause some damage to the body.

When benzene, acetone, toluene, xylene, alcohol, ether and similar chemical vapors are mixed into the working environment air, if adequate safety precautions are not taken, they cause various diseases in the liver, kidney, nervous and blood systems of employees.

Some chemicals are normally present in the gas state. When heated, some of the solid and liquid chemicals go into gas state. Although some chemicals are recognized by their color and smell, there are gases that do not have color or smell. However, the presence of these gases is determined by special devices. Gases can be easily inhaled and may have hazardous consequences on the health of workers.

Employers are obliged to take all necessary precautions to prevent the exposure of the employees in the working process with chemicals, to minimize the exposure in the unlikely situations and to protect the employees from various dangers.

Employers are also required to carry out risk assessments to determine the presence of hazardous chemicals in the work environment and to determine the health and safety effects of employees, if any.

Our organization From ÖSAS Accreditation Agency, Based on the accreditation authority obtained in accordance with TS EN ISO / IEC 17025 standard, chemical exposure measurements.