Occupational Hygiene Sample Analysis

Occupational Hygiene is the ‘art’ of investigating, identifying, evaluating and controlling chemical, physical and biological agents which are hazardous to health in the working environment. The objective is to protect the workers’ health and well-being and safeguarding the community as a whole.

SAL have developed considerable experience and built an extensive scope of accreditation for the analysis of air samples to support Occupational Hygiene and Environmental investigations. SAL’s focus on chemical analysis make us a known choice for trace contamination identification and quantification.

Analytical Services include:

  • Asbestos
  • Aldehydes
  • Amines
  • Ammonia
  • Anaesthetic Gases
  • Anions/Acids
  • Biological
  • Colophony
  • Diesel Particulate Matter
  • Dusts – Inhalable/Respirable/Total
  • Hexavalent Chromium
  • Hydrogen Cyanide
  • Hydrogen Sulphide
  • Isocyanates
  • Lactose
  • Mannitol
  • Mercaptans
  • Metals
  • Oil Mist
  • Oxides of Nitrogen
  • Ozone
  • Particulate
  • PCBs
  • Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons
  • Rubber Fume
  • Solvents – Volatile and Semi-Volatile Compounds
  • Sulphur Dioxide
  • Other Miscellaneous analysis

Many of the routine tests performed by SAL are UKAS accredited with methods based upon MDHS, OSHA and NIOSH methodologies.

Sampling media such as bottles, filters, impinger solutions, sorbent tubes, TD tubes and passive badges can be provided by ourselves. For routine sampling media, please see the Air Sampling Media List.pdf.

For more information on SAL’s Occupational Hygiene services, please contact your local laboratory or contact us online.