Case Studies

COSHH Assessment at Salisbury Cathedral Stonemasons

Envirocare recently carried out a COSHH assessment within Salisbury Cathedral near Southampton. The main focus of the study was determination of the levels of respirable dust and respirable crystalline silica. Respirable crystalline silica is a carcinogenic substance, examples of where this is a risk include when stonework is cut, sanded or fettled.   What Is Crystalline Silica?… continue reading →

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COSHH Precautions In The Workplace

The second step of the COSHH risk assessment process is to decide what COSHH precautions are required. For this, we look at the five W’s and an H: What? What does the process involve? What materials are involved? Does the work involve working in the breathing zone, and are the materials listed as hazardous on… continue reading →

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VOC Emissions Monitoring: The Benefits

Many companies operating in a range of industrial sectors need VOC emissions monitoring to demonstrate compliance with environmental legislation. VOC monitoring can however, also provide many other significant benefits, including safer working conditions for operators and cost savings from the reduction of raw material during a process. Companies that use solvents should consider the benefits of implementing a… continue reading →

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Removing Earwax And Tips For Clearing Blocked Ears

Envirocare provide Workplace Hearing Tests and occupational ear examinations to companies within the UK. This article aims to help people in removing earwax or clearing blockages caused by wax. We regularly provide the below advice to anyone we encounter whose ear drums or ear canals appear to show a large build up of earwax. Here are some of the things… continue reading →

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COSHH Risk Assessment – Assessing The Risks

What Is A COSHH Risk Assessment? COSHH risk assessments are not just paper exercises. A COSHH risk assessment identifies substances and activities where there may be exposure to hazardous substances, used or generated, which may damage health. It’s all about taking sensible steps to prevent ill health to employees and visitors. The aim is to know how… continue reading →

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What Is COSHH? Everything You Need To Know!

We’re often asked the question ‘What is COSHH?’. So we’ve decided to create an article which aims to define COSHH in simple terms. We have supplied supporting information so that you have everything you need to know in order to run your operations safely, efficiently and profitably.   So, What Is COSHH?   The term COSHH stands for… continue reading →

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Compliance Emission Monitoring at Wastewater Treatment CHP

Envirocare were commissioned to undertake Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) compliance emission monitoring at a Wastewater Treatment Works in South Wales. Part of the process on-site involves producing biogas from sewage sludge using Anaerobic Digestion. The biogas produced is combusted in up to three spark ignition engines (nominally 4.6MW combined output). The engines are used to provide… continue reading →

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Wastewater Treatment Plants, AD and Odour Emissions

Anaerobic digestion can and is playing a huge role in creating a potential fuel source from waste that is otherwise seen to have little use. Within the wastewater treatment industry, sludge is produced as a waste and has to be disposed of safely and effectively, which is where anaerobic digestion can play an important role… continue reading →

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Trainee Occupational Hygiene / Health & Safety Consultant Vacancy

Trainee Occupational Hygiene / Health & Safety Consultant Vacancy   Job Brief: This new post for a Trainee Occupational Hygiene / Health & Safety Consultant requires a person who is willing to build a rewarding career in this field and eventually progress towards BOHS Certificate of Competence or Chartered IOSH membership. Occupational hygienists are responsible… continue reading →

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Combined Heat and Power Plant Emission Regulations

Many Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facilities incorporate Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plants to make efficient use of the biogas created by the process. As has previously been discussed in our What Is Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas and Anaerobic Digestion Process: From Waste To Energy articles, AD of organic material produces two outputs, namely digestate and… continue reading →

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