Health and Safety
Exposure to oil mist can cause a number of health issues including dermatitis, occupational asthma and extrinsic allergic alveolitis. If left in the atmosphere, oil mist can pose a fire and slip hazard. It can also damage sensitive electrical equipment.
Regulations controlling exposure to oil mist differ around the world. For example, in the USA the time weighted average (TWA) exposure limit set by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is currently 5mg/m3, whereas in Sweden it is 1mg/m3.
Ensuring the air in industrial workplaces is clean and safe to breathe also offers businesses a number of other benefits. These include improved employee recruitment and retention, efficiencies, sustainability and productivity.