Shielded Arc Welding

WORKER EXPOSURE ASSESSMENTS

Expert Guidance & Evaluation

Exposures assessments should be undertaken when employers expose their employees to a respiratory hazard.  Examples of when you should consider assessments may include:

  • When regulations have a substance specific standard (e.g. asbestos, lead, silica, etc.)

  • When employees notice symptoms (e.g. irritation, odour) or complain of respiratory health

  • When the workplace contains visible emissions (e.g. fumes, dusts, aerosols)

  • When working with high toxicity chemicals (e.g. hexavalent chromium)

Personal exposure monitoring is the "gold standard" for determining employee exposures because it is the most reliable approach for assessing how much and what type of controls are required and their effectiveness in a given circumstance.


Sauvé Safety Services Ltd. specializes in conducting industrial hygiene and worker exposure assessments. We have conducted exposure assessments related:

  • Silica

  • Asbestos

  • Lead

  • Respirable or inhalable particulate

  • Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene (BTEX)

  • Volatile organic compounds

  • Solvent exposures (i.e. methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), methyl isobutyl ketone (MIK),

  • Isocyanates

  • Welding fume

  • Diesel exhaust

  • Formaldehyde

  • Flour dust

  • Hexavalent chromium

  • Fibreglass

  • Refractory ceramic fibre

  • And many more….


If you have concerns about potential chemical exposures in your workplace, contact us for further details.