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HSG258 Controlling airborne contaminants at work

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HSG258 Controlling airborne contaminants at work

HSG258 Controlling airborne contaminants at work

A guide to local exhaust ventilation (LEV)

This third edition has been updated to encompass minor amendments and clarifications. Updates to the second edition based on feedback from industry remain.

This guidance is for employers who use, or intend to use Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) for example, for dust extraction, powder extraction or welding fume extraction. It will also help suppliers of new LEV equipment. It describes the principles of deciding on, designing, commissioning and testing effective LEV.

The book contains information about:
  • the roles and legal responsibilities of employers and suppliers;
  • competence;
  • principles of good design practice for effective LEV hoods and their classification;
  • ducts;
  • air movers;
  • air cleaners; and
  • system documentation - with checking and maintenance schedules and the marking of defective equipment.

This supersedes the second sedition which was published with the ISBN 9780717664153 
Published by
HSE Books
Publication Date
29 November 2017
Third edition
Publisher's Ref
112 pages
Approx Weight
0.3 kg
HS Code