- PERSONAL EXPOSURE MONITORING
- ENGINE EXHAUST MONITORING
- TRAINING IN EQUIPMENT USE
- DIESEL PARTICULATE MATTER
- GASEOUS EMISSIONS
- EXPOSURE CONTROL
EHS Solutions has extensive experience working with industries to control diesel exhaust emission exposure.
Personal monitoring to understand the risk to the worker may form part of an investigation, however controlling exposure to diesel particulate matter and gases generally requires a more comprehensive control management plan implementing a number of different facets. This can include;
- Low emission engines
- Low emission fuels
- Emissions based maintenance practices
- Vehicle Entry Restriction procedures (Tag boards)
- Disposable exhaust filters
EHS Solutions can conduct near real time measurements on diesel engines for diesel particulate matter (elemental carbon), and gases (NO, NO2, NOx, O2, CO, CO2) to allow sites to understand their emissions as maintenance occurs. Working with ERP Engineering, Unanderra (http://e-r-p.com.au/products/), EHS Solutions can assist by operating a diesel exhaust emissions measurement system for your business, or helping your business to become self sufficient by hiring or purchasing your own devices. Full training in the use of the instruments (Diesel ChekMate®, Mixing Unit and Ecom EN2-F Gas Analyser) can be provided, to ensure accurate, repeatable results to be used to help your business improve productivity at the same time as reducing exposure to the workers. Sampling is quick, is completed using undiluted exhaust and overcomes water issues if scrubber tanks are involved.
Jen has worked extensively with South32 (BHP Billiton, Illawarra Coal), NSW to understand and manage their diesel particulate exposures in underground coal mines. This has entailed significant personal monitoring to understand individual and SEG (similar exposure group) exposures. Controlling exposure is a major consideration in these types of confined environments and work with newer engine packages, low emission fuels (including testing various fuels), emission based maintenance practices, vehicle tag boards, diesel exhaust filters and respiratory protection has been a significant component of working with this carcinogen.