The term “chemical exposure monitoring” typically means the measurement of employee exposure to airborne vapors, mists, fumes or dust particles. Chemical hazards and toxic substances pose a wide range of health hazards such as irritation, sensitization, and carcinogenicity. This monitoring is used by occupational health and safety professionals to assess workplace contaminants and associated worker exposures.
Why it is Needed?
Where there is uncertainty of the risk of the chemicals used by the employees, chemical monitoring is conducted. This is to ensure that employee exposure to airborne chemicals are within permissible limits. These permissible exposure limits (PELs) have been established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)