Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) workplace fume and dust extraction

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2017

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This page provides practical advice for employers and employees on buying and using local exhaust ventilation (LEV) and what to do to comply with the law. It will help designers, installers and examiners work with their customers to control airborne contaminants effectively. Frequently asked questions, case studies, a glossary of terms, calculator tools, useful links, and videos on common processes and sources are available. The following publications can be downloaded: Clearing the air: A simple guide to buying and using LEV and Time to clear the air!: A workers' pocket guide to LEV.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
HSE — Health and Safety Executive
Tasks covered: 
Applying Surface Coatings
Cleaning or Disinfecting
Construction
Electroplating
Handling Chemicals
Heating or Machining Plastics/Rubber
Heating, Machining, or Welding Metal
Manufacturing
Processing Materials
Removing Coatings
Woodworking
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Dusts
Fibres
Gases
Nanoparticles (airborne liquids/solids including smoke or mist)
Vapours
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Prevention measures: 
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Guidance
Measurement and assessment
Risk assessment
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
OSH consultant
Safety officers
Supervisor
Workers
Workers representatives
Other

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