Industrial ventilation systems are an essential piece of equipment in most workplaces they provide a health and safety measure to protect staff and stakeholders from harmful workplace contaminants. Industrial ventilation systems are designed to ensure that airborne contaminants are controlled and removed from the worker’s breathing zone to improve indoor air quality.
If a workplace lacks adequate ventilation, pollution, such as dust, fumes, vapours, gases and mists, can be generated from various kinds of industrial processes, which can be hazardous to your employee’s health and can have detrimental effects on your business.
Businesses and health and safety representatives should ensure that there are thorough industrial ventilation systems installed to control airborne contaminants to not only capture and remove but convey and process the different types of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) found in the working environment.
If a business fails to provide comprehensive industrial ventilation systems, typically in the form of local exhaust ventilation (LEV), they are putting their staff’s health and well-being at risk.
Workplaces that lack the adequate industrial ventilation required to control substances, such as dust, fume and mists can result in serious health risks for employees. Ultra-Fine Particles (UFP) can be inhaled and can cause irritation and lead to long-term lung problems, such as occupational asthma, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) or even lung cancer, in addition to skin diseases, such as dermatitis.