BOFA extractors ensuring healthy and compliant workplace.

All businesses, large or small, have a legal obligation to ensure a safe working environment for their people. This means maintaining a dust and fume-free workplace through the removal of solid particles (particulates), liquid droplets (aerosols or mists) and vapours (fumes). This is critical, because the health consequences for employees working in a hazardous environment can be significant and permanent. You can do it with BOFA extractors.

Approximately 12,000 deaths each year are due to occupational respiratory diseases. About two-thirds of which are due to asbestos-related diseases or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Work related lung illnesses (occupational respiratory disease) include asbestosis, silicosis, COPD, asthma, emphysema and lung cancer.

BOFA extractors matters.

The impact on workforce productivity is considerable but the problems spread further. Costs for healthcare and pay outs for social security, impact on individual’s daily life. Furthermore expensive law suits, reputational damage to companies that fail to comply with their legal and moral responsibilities.

BOFA’s technical staff work with customers and industry bodies to raise awareness of the need for fume extraction and the risks associated with ignoring it.

Please review below some findings of UK HSE Labour Force Survey for 2016.

  • 36,000 people who worked in the last 12 months had “breathing or lung” problems caused or made worse by work.
  • 14,000 new cases of breathing or lung problems caused or made worse by work each year.
  • 141,000 people who have ever worked currently have “breathing or lung” problems as caused or made worse by work.
  • 12,000 deaths/ year due to occupational respiratory diseases.
  • 33% of all annual deaths due to work-related diseases attributed to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other respiratory diseases.

What are the different types of fumes and how do they affect your body?

Fume and dust are generated by a wide range of industrial processes and materials. They result from laser and inkjet coding onto food and pharmaceuticals packaging. Also fume and dust comes from soldering, welding, laser cutting and engraving. They are originated from spraying, printing, from hand and mechanised grinding.

Whatever your sector, we can work with you to assess any potential airborne risk to your people and advise on the best extraction solution. Airborne contaminants come in all shapes and sizes, but there are some that can be particularly harmful. The effect on health can range from headaches, eye irritation and skin problems to respiratory damage, occupational asthma, damage to the central nervous system and cancer.

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