Supporting you to anticipate, evaluate and control health hazards in the working environment through assessment, monitoring, policy and more.
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Working with the University Divisional Safety Officer and the anatomy class lecturer at the beginning of the project helped to fully understand the processes, classroom activity, interaction with formaldehyde solution and the controls already in place. Previous symptoms of ill health and ongoing issues were also discussed at this time.
A sampling programme was then carried out which involved collecting personal samples, fixed point samples and the use of a direct-reading instrument. Observations were made during the simulations to understand and visualise potential sources of exposure, including looking at the enclosure designs of storage tanks, cupboards and the cadaver benches.
At the end of the monitoring period, RPS highlighted the findings of the study to the Client, clarified the concerns initially raised and identified the sources of exposure. A report was issued on our findings along with recommendations. RPS’ Occupational Hygiene team will return to site to carry out further assessments and monitoring once the recommendations had been completed.