Occupational Testing, Dust Testing in Australia

Asbestos air monitoring is important if you plan to renovate or are working with asbestos containing building materials that have been damaged or have deteriorated over time, so that fibres might have been released and are present in the air.

Our NATA Accredited Envirolab laboratories have extensive experience and are specialised in identifying the presence and effectiveness of control measures for asbestos in soil, water and air. Our laboratory testing includes:  

  • Fibre counting in airborne fibres
  • Fibre counting in water samples
  • Asbestos identification in building materials
  • Asbestos in soil

 

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Biological contamination by bacteria and fungi of indoor air may cause adverse health effects in homes, businesses and industry. Regular monitoring of air quality is vital in hospitals and surgical suites, intensive care units (ICUs), pharmacies and other patient care facilities.

Common factors associated with the growth of these microorganisms include water leakage, high humidity and poor ventilation. Moisture related to HVAC components, such as cooling coils and humidifiers in poorly maintained air conditioning systems, may provide favourable conditions for bacterial growth and contamination.

 

Air testing for Microorganisms at Envirolab

Air sampling for microorganisms assists to isolate and identify hazards in work health or occupational health and safety. 

NATA Accredited Envirolab has the expertise to assist you with the regular monitoring of:

  • Airborne bacteria and fungi
  • Surface bacteria and fungi

Contact us today on how our specialised Envirolab team can provide reliable results and a rapid turnaround for your contamination testing requirements.

Dust is one of many sources of air pollution or environmental contamination.

While dust may occur naturally in the environment, excessive amounts of dust particles may be released within various industries and mechanical processes. In mining and construction, the processes of drilling, quarrying, blasting, grinding, crushing and sawing of rock, wood, ore and metal will break or separate these solid materials into solid particles. When dispersed into the air, these particles may result in higher levels of airborne dust. 

In workplaces, dust may build up in poorly ventilated premises. When inhaled by those working in close proximity to the source, dust may cause problems with breathing, damage lungs and other respiratory organs and aggravate other existing health issues. 

 

Air Testing and Monitoring Airborne Dust at Envirolab

With many years of expertise in the field, Envirolab works with clients in different industries and commercial establishments to routinely air test and monitor for airborne dust. Our full range of environmental services include:

  • Mine roadway dust
  • Inhalable dust or Respirable Dust
  • Respirable quartz and cristobalite
  • High volume dust
  • Dust deposition
  • Combustible dusts

NATA Accredited and focused on the quality of service, our Envirolab team can assist you with your enquiries on contamination testing.

In the workplace environment, exposure to vapours, gases, fumes and dust may occur through inhalation. For some substances, exposure may also occur by ingestion or absorption by the skin.

Toxic compounds may be present in airborne particulate matter, which may result in headaches, poisoning and in some circumstances, death. Air quality should for this reason be regularly monitored in order to minimise any health risks.

 

Testing for Inorganic Gases and Fumes at Envirolab 

Envirolab offers a full range of contamination testing services, including air testing and monitoring for inorganic gases and fumes for industrial and commercial environments. Our specialised team will be able to advise you about testing for: 

  • Acid Mists
  • Ammonia
  • Cyanide
  • Diesel Particulate Matter
  • Elemental carbon. organic carbon, total carbon)
  • Hydrogen Sulphide
  • Mercury
  • Arsine
  • Nitrogen Dioxide
  • Welding fumes

Contact us now on how we can assist you with your enquiry on air testing.

Exposure to metals and metalloids may occur during the industrial and manufacturing processes of pesticides and fertilisers, metal mining and smelting, waste incineration or during the combustion of fossil fuels, such as the exhaust released by vehicles

 

Scientific Testing for Metals and Metalloids at Envirolab

Exposure to metals and metalloids can have serious health consequences therefore, monitoring exposure levels on a regular and sometimes permanent basis across different industries and sectors has led our proficient team to develop specific, reliable methods for air testing to ensure your safety.

Envirolab offers air quality testing of the ambient environment and emissions caused by metals and metalloids. Backed by many years of expertise, our scientific testing services include: 

  • Personal Monitoring
  • High Volume filters

Our team of professionals at Envirolab will advise on the appropriate analytical method and sampling procedure in accordance with relevant Australian Standards (AS) and Safe Work Australia guidelines. Contact us today to find out more on how we can assist you with your environmental testing enquiry.  

Employers and property owners are required by law to provide a safe environment for employees and tenants. The measurement of airborne solvent vapour may for this reason, be essential for assessing possible health risks resulting from work activities and processes. 

 

Testing for Vapours at Envirolab

As an industry expert in environmental science, Envirolab is specialised in conducting air testing for vapours including the following:

  • VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) in tubes or badges
  • Carbon Disulfide on Carbon Tubes
  • Formaldehyde in air

As a NATA Accredited laboratory, our team at Envirolab is focused on providing quality results. Contact us today on how we can assist you with your enquiry.

Envirolab Services offers a wide range of services for occupational testing.

Dust testing

Mine Roadway Dust, Inhalable Dust testing, Respirable Dust testing, Respirable Quartz, Cristobalite, High Volume Dust, Dust Deposition, Combustible Dusts

Asbestos testing

Fibre counting Airborne Fibres
Fibre counting Water Samples
Asbestos Identification of buildig materials
Asbestos in soil

Inorganic Gase and Fumes

Acid mists, Ammonic, Cyanide, Diesel Particulate Matter (elemental carbon, organic Carbon and total Carbon), Hydrogen sulfide, Mercury, Arsine in air, Nitrogen dioxide in air, Welding fumes.

Arsenic

Workplace exposure to arsenic may occur in some occupations that use arsenic, such as copper or lead smelting, wood treatment and preservation or the manufacture and application of insecticides, pesticides, poisons and weed killers. The detection of arsenic includes testing samples of water and urine.

Metals and Metalloids

Personal monitoring
High volume filters

Vapours

VOC's in tubes or badges
Carbon Disulfide on Carbon tubes
Formaldehyde in air

Bacteria

Airborne Bacteria & Fungi
Surface Bacteria & Fungi

Supply of Air Sampling Media

Charcoal tubes, silica gel tubes and other sorbent tubes
Supply of high volume filters including preinspection for pin holes
Supply of quartz filters for Diesel Particulate Matters
Supply of respirable cassettes
Supply of IOM heads
Supply of 3M vapour badges
Supply of passive formaldehyde monitor
Supply of passive inorganic mercury reusable capsule holder
Supply of passive inorganic mercury sorbent capsules
Supply of funnels, stoppes and winchesters for dust deposition

Air Toxics

Collected in Summa canisters, Tedlar bags, Thermal desorption tubes, gas bombs.
- permanent and light gases
Hydrogen, Oxygen , Nitrogen, Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Helium, Methane, Ethane, Propane, isobutane, n-propane, Neopentane, Isopentane, n-pentane, Hexane isomers, Heptanest

VOC

VOC in landfill gas and stade emission  method 18
VOC in ambient air collected in Thermal desorption tubes USEPA TO 17
VOC in ambient air collected in Summa canister USEPA TO 15

Speciated Sulfur

Sulfur species collected in tubes and bags

Ozone precursors

Collected in tubes, cans and bags