Especially in the plants where iron and steel, plastic, paint, petrochemical or welding works are done, toxic gases and steam are emitted during the work. In these workplaces, in order to prevent occupational diseases and work accidents, it is necessary to measure, monitor and install effective ventilation systems and gases and vapors in the air of working environments.
In various workplaces, there are various substances in the form of gas, steam, fog, dust or smoke as raw materials, intermediates or products, or they occur during studies. These substances, which pollute the workplace air, are sometimes not harmful to human health, but when they exceed certain limits, they may be uncomfortable or even very harmful. Inhalation of contaminated air by people can cause various diseases or deaths.
For example, during a welding process, various toxic gases, fumes, particles and metal vapors that harm human health are released into the air. These are called emission substances, and if they are inhaled too much, they will be dangerous to human health. There are numerous toxic substances such as chromium, nickel, arsenic, asbestos, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, copper, lead, ozone, zinc in the welding smoke. Inhalation of this vapor means that the listed substances settle in the lungs and render the respiratory system inoperable.
What is the Scope of Toxic Gas and Vapor Analysis?
According to the Regulation on Health and Safety Measures in Working with Chemical Substances issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security in 2013, employers are obliged to prevent the exposure of chemical personnel to these substances, to minimize them when this is not possible and to take all necessary measures to protect employees from these hazards. .
The Regulation on Health and Safety in the Use of Work Equipment issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security in 2013 has similar provisions. Accordingly, employers are obliged to have their work environments tested and inspected by authorized persons and institutions in certain intervals and in accordance with certain methods.
Some of the national and international standards considered in these analysis studies are as follows:
- TS EN 689 Workplace air - Guidelines for the comparison of respiratory chemicals with limited values and evaluation of the measurement strategy
- TS EN 45544-1 Workplace air - Electrical devices for the direct detection and concentration of toxic gases and vapors - Part 1: General rules and test methods
- TS EN 45544-2 Workplace air - Electrical devices for the direct detection and concentration of toxic gases and vapors - Part 2: Performance requirements for devices used for exposure measurements
- TS EN 45544-3 Workplace air - Electrical devices for the direct detection and concentration of toxic gases and vapors - Part 3: Performance requirements for devices for general gas detection
- TS EN 45544-4 Workplace air - Electrical devices for the direct detection and concentration of toxic gases and vapors - Part 4: Device selection, installation, operation and maintenance manual
- TS EN 1540 Workplace exposure - Terms and definitions
- TS EN 482: 2012 + A1 Workplace air - General rules for the performance of processes related to the measurement of chemical substances
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