Preventing Hazardous Airborne Contaminant Exposure in the Workplace with a LEV System
LEV systems are essential for the prevention of contaminant exposure in the workplace. These systems work by safely removing the contaminated air from the worker’s breathing zone and depositing it elsewhere.
People working in metalworking, food manufacturing, and chemical handling are the most at risk of exposure. Within these workplaces, there is a legal requirement for the employer to provide adequate ventilation and LEV systems to prevent the risk of illness.
Some of the most common exposure-related illnesses include:
- Respiratory problems such as asthma and allergies from dust
- Silicosis caused by silica exposure
- Cancers affecting the respiratory system
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Mesothelioma which is a cancer caused by asbestos
- Siderosis from iron-oxide exposure
The requirements of a system design vary according to the type of contaminant the worker is exposed to. There are hundreds of different airborne pollutants out there; however, these are some of the most common:
- Dust from woodworking
- Fumes from welding and other metal work
- Vapours in chemical manufacturing
- Solvents from spray painting, blasting and glueing
- Dust generated from stone cutting, crushing, or drilling
- Carbon monoxide exposure in furnaces and gas work
- Dust produced in the food manufacturing industry
Think you need our help?
At LEV Engineering, we have been designing and installing systems across many industries for several years. Our extensive experience in system design makes us ideally suited to create a bespoke LEV system for your site.
With every project, an engineer will perform a detailed survey to identify the contaminant and the associated risks and design a bespoke solution.
All systems we produce are designed in line with strict industry requirements to ensure that your system is effective and safe.
Are you looking for advice you can trust from a P601 qualified engineer? Give us a call or drop us an email with your requirements and questions, and we will do our best to help you.