Occupational hygienic analyses
Our client-oriented service includes support for assessment of work-related exposure, sampling, and interpreting the results.
We analyse chemicals, dust, fibres, microbes, mites, and endotoxins.
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Occupational hygienic analyses are used to determine exposure and emissions
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the employer is responsible for a task-specific risk assessment at the workplace. Occupational hygienic analyses help provide important information for assessing work-related exposure.
Our occupational hygienic analyses can help to identify:
- work-related exposure (type and concentration of exposure)
- emissions of materials and production processes (testing emissions and thermal decomposition products)
Harmful factors and their combined effects should be assessed simultaneously.
We are a unique expert on work-related exposure in Finland
Our wide range of analyses includes the following: aldehydes, anaesthetic gases, phenol, cresol, acid anhydrides, organic and inorganic acids, bases, chlorine, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, PAH, PCB, metals, amines, phthalates, isocyanates, reduced sulphur compounds, light hydrocarbons, hydrogen peroxide, solvents, and other volatile organic compounds.
Our methods are based on occupational hygiene standards and reference methods. We extensively participate in international reference rounds. When assessing work-related exposure, our results can be compared to national or international limits or reference values.
As an expert institute of well-being at work, we provide up-to-date information and reference values on the work-related exposure agents we have investigated.
Reliability and high quality form the foundation of our operations
Our operations are built on research-based knowledge along with reliable and effective methods. Our laboratory is
- Testing laboratory T013 accredited by FINAS accreditation services, accreditation requirement SFS-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017[Text Wrapping Break]Operations included in the accredited scope of competence are available on the website www.finas.fi.
- Laboratory 2495/961/2008 approved by the Finnish Food Safety Authority for conducting studies and surveys for authorities, as required by the regulations in the Health Protection Act (763/1994).