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The Netherlands labour laws stipulates that the employer must ensure that potential exposure to substances present or used at work does not endanger the health of the worker. Knowledge of the concentrations of these substances at the workplace is necessary to assess the effect on the health of workers.

These concentrations can be tested against limits. The testing takes place with the standard of "BS EN 689", Workplace atmospheres-Guidance for the assessment of exposure because of inhalation of chemical agents for comparison with limit values and measurement strategy.

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Pro Monitoring researches concentrations and guides you towards necessary actions. Examples of research components are: dust, welding fumes, solvents, metals, bacteria (Legionella), carbon monoxide, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, pesticides, organo-phosphates.

Example application:

During the isolation of a floor with polyurethane, the ingredients are being mixed at the same spot for the right proportion and painted from the crawl space under the floor. Those ingredients consist of diisocyanate, usually methylenediphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and a polyol. The components react to a foamlayer of polyurethane for the isolation of the floor.

The presence of residual isocyanate can give rise to health problems. Isocyanate asthma is a known occupational disease risk.

Research on this effect is recommended and performed by Pro Monitoring!

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