About Airborne Dust Monitoring
Airborne dust monitoring is typically undertaken when a client’s workplace is exposed to dust – either by the nature of the client’s business or from an external source. The purpose of dust monitoring is to understand workers’ exposure and determine if unknown contaminants in the air are safe, and/or to verify the levels of dust exposure at the workplace. GCG’s consultants are capable of monitoring both inhalable and respirable dust in accordance with appropriate Australian industry standards and regulations.
Dust monitoring is particularly important for businesses, where workers have the potential to be exposed to Coal Dust, Respirable Dust, Crystalline Silica/Quartz, as long periods of elevated exposure, can lead to adverse health effects. Extended exposure to Coal Dust can lead to Coal Workers Pneumoconiosis (CWP), a disease that may cause shortness of breath and long term cough. Prolonged inhalation of Respirable Crystalline Silica/Quartz can contribute to Silicosis, a form of lung disease that causes chest pains, shortness of breath, and severe cough.
GCG’s in-house laboratory capability allows us to execute gravimetric analysis of Inhalable and Respirable samples in all of GCG’s three NATA accredited laboratories, delivering prompt turnaround for clients.
GCG regularly undertake:
- Respirable Crystalline Silica Monitoring
- Respirable Coal Dust Monitoring
- Respirable Dust Monitoring
- Inhalable Dust and Metals Monitoring
Services we provide
- Health Risk Assessment (HRA)
- Personal Dust Exposure Sampling
- Control Verification through Static and Real-time Monitoring
- Statistical Review of Monitoring Programs
- Compliance Based Monitoring
Benefits of working with GCG
- Access to GRS (GCG Reporting System) – link
- In-house lab support
- Practical advice and guidance based on client’s needs
- Extensive team of consultants accessible to react to situations
- Real-time solutions available
Our auditors are degree-qualified WHS professionals that have over 15 years of experience in auditing. Of these
auditors, we have two highly qualified Federal Safety Officers (FSOs) appointed by the Office of Federal Safety
Commission (OFSC) under the Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012, who possess the authority to undertake audits
based on the criteria set for the accreditation.