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Engineering Concerns

Engineering, pivotal in shaping our modern world, brings with it certain health risks. From physical strain in construction to exposure to hazardous materials, engineers face various challenges. This overview highlights the health concerns in engineering, underscoring the need for awareness and preventive measures.

Potential Health Concerns in Engineering

Interacting with metalworking fluids might lead to skin conditions and respiratory ailments, including occupational asthma and hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

Welding fumes can be a source of respiratory issues, ranging from occupational asthma to severe conditions like lung cancer.

Utilising spray paints and coatings can result in skin irritations and respiratory complications. It’s advisable to monitor air quality in workplaces where these materials are frequently used.

Continuous exposure to vibrations can result in neurological issues, circulatory problems, and musculo-skeletal disorders.

Activities involving heavy lifting, repetitive movements, or maintaining poor postures can lead to musculo-skeletal disorders.

Prolonged exposure to loud noises can lead to hearing impairments and conditions like tinnitus. It’s beneficial to conduct noise assessments to ensure a safe auditory environment for employees.

We are here to help, support, and guide you when it comes to the health of your staff.

Engineering Equipment: Safety Considerations

Maintenance Protocols
Ensuring machinery is well-maintained is pivotal. Regular inspections, servicing, and audits are essential to prevent potential hazards.

Safety Mechanisms
Most engineering equipment comes with built-in safety features, such as emergency stops and protective guards. It’s crucial to ensure their optimal functionality and correct installation.

Personal Safety Gear
Equipping your team with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is non-negotiable. This includes helmets, protective eyewear, and ear protection. Additionally, it’s vital to avoid loose attire, dangling jewelry, or unrestrained hair that might get entangled in machinery.

Mobile Screening Facilities

Prohms offers state-of-the-art mobile screening facilities that traverse the UK, equipped with advanced audiometry booths. We specialize in on-site exposure assessments, adhering to stringent hygiene standards, including top-tier COVID protection protocols. Our seasoned teams excel in conducting comprehensive occupational health evaluations, offering clear insights into the findings and suggesting protective measures for your employees.