Silica is a naturally occurring substance that can be found in varying amounts in sand, clay, gravel and some rocks and stones. Also known as ‘quartz’, silica is commonly found on construction sites, due to its prevalence in building materials such as concrete, tiles, mortar and bricks.
As we enter a new decade, it’s time to look back at the changes to the industry and the year ahead. Over the last 12 months, we’ve seen some ground-breaking technology on the market that has changed the way employers monitor harmful air particulates, such as the AIR XD real-time dust monitor. But what does 2020 hold for health and safety trends in the workplace?
Research released from the World Health Organisation* shows that air quality is still an issue in work environments across the globe. While pioneering air monitoring systems such as the AIR XD are being introduced in more workplaces than ever, it’s important that employees themselves champion clean air and revolutionary technology.
We will be returning to this year’s Contamination Expo, on 11 and 12 September, at the NEC in Birmingham to showcase our latest innovation, the AIR XD and deliver a keynote talk on Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS).
Book your free tickets
Tickets to the Contamination Expo Series 2019, Europe’s leading exhibition for contamination and environmental professionals are FREE and available via its website. To book a meeting or coffee with our expert team, and to discover the benefits of Trolex’s innovative technology, get in touch at email@example.com and quote “Contam 19”, or visit us at stand H10.
Trolex was founded in 1959, in the basement of a large house in Woods Moor -Stockport, working initially as a sales agent. Trolex quickly moved in to the manufacturing of gas and temperature sensors for the mining industry. After ten years, they soon outgrew the basement and made the move to the present building on Newby Road Industrial Estate, Hazel Grove, Stockport.
As we celebrate our sixtieth year, we continue to expand our product range to achieve our mission of Leading Safety Technology. May we take this opportunity, to thank all of our customers. If it wasn’t for your custom and loyalty, Trolex wouldn’t be here today.
May we also thank all of our valued employees. Thanks for all the amazing work you do for Trolex. Your effort and enthusiasm are much needed, and very much appreciated.
On behalf of Trolex, thank you and here's to the next sixty years
Without real-time AND continuous monitoring, applying accurate safety controls in hazardous environments is impossible.
Accurately monitoring and controlling the displacement of fine dust in harsh and hazardous workplaces is not just a pre-requisite of any competent safety procedure, it is a genuine health hazard with potentially fatal consequences.
With 12,000 people dying every year in the UK from past exposure to harmful dust particulates in the workplace, the time has come for particulate monitors to evolve and protect the workers who run the risk of illness in the future.
The generation of hazardous dust has always been an inherent part of some industrial processes, be they textile weaving, mining, food production, household pharmaceuticals, large project construction or heavy manufacturing.
An estimated 13,000 deaths each year are linked to past exposure to chemicals or dust when working within an industrial environment, according to a ‘Health and safety at work’ report - that's 35 people a day.
The stats on deaths from occupational lung disease alone show that 12,000 lung disease deaths each year are estimated to be linked to past exposure at work, with 20% of those thought to be linked to exposure to asbestos.
The need to tackle air pollution in major UK cities is a political news headline that resurfaces every few years.
In January 2019, London Mayor Sadiq Khan revealed that London’s “filthy, toxic air” is causing thousands of premature deaths each year and labelled it a “public health emergency”.
At Trolex, a huge part of our culture is that we want to be a source for good in the world. To do this, we've identified local charities that reflect this mission and with the kind support of our colleagues, we are able to donate our time to assist with these incredible causes.
That's why Trolex are actively supporting the local charity Transport For Sick Children.