Oil mist and PM1

Monday - 07 May 2018

Air pollution takes most of the headlines, but air quality is not just an outdoor issue. And it is not just an issue for public organizations either. Just as asbestos has caused problems retrospectively for employers, air pollution from other sources is now a key element in creating a safe working environment. And that is perhaps nowhere more important than in the production workshops of metalworking companies.

The difficulty for metalworking companies is managing the oil mist risk while also contending with the pressures of lean manufacturing, shorter lead times and machine tools that are spinning faster and longer – all of which contribute to higher levels of industrial pollution.

But what is the nature of this industrial pollution? And what can manufacturers do to address it?

Learn more about oil mist, PM1 and the risk to employee health