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Occupational Hygiene & Mining


Working conditions in mines have improved greatly over the years yet mine workers can still be exposed to a range of hazardous dusts, gases and other substances. Other issues the mining industry may need to consider centre around possible further reductions in workplace exposure limits (WELs) for respirable crystalline silica and diesel engine exhaust emissions (DEEEs), and uncertainties around the long-term effects of working in hot and humid conditions.

MEC offer you a combination of deep industry knowledge and technical expertise and are committed to providing our customers with the very best occupational hygiene service. We have over 20 years' experience supporting businesses in all sectors of industry and our expertise in recognising workplace health hazards and evaluating the magnitude of exposure means we can guarantee proportionate advice on how to control workplace health risks.  The most recent HSE ill-health statistics state that: 


  • 1.6 million work-related ill health cases (new or long-standing)

  • 638,000 workers suffering from a new case of work-related ill health in 2019/20

  • 32.5 million working days lost due to work-related ill health in 2019/20

  • 13,000 deaths each year estimated to be linked to past exposure at work, primarily to chemicals or dust

  • 10.6 billion annual costs of new cases of work-related ill health in 2018/19, excluding long latency illness such as cancer


The key objective when supporting our customer is to assist you in safeguarding employee health, ensuring your business remains productive whilst maintaining compliance with relevant regulations and guidance.  

We understand that investment in health at work is a fundamental requirement for a sustainable business and as such is regarded as an essential part of your operational management process. Managing risks in a sensible way protects your workers and your business and can bring the following benefits:

  • a reduction in short & long-term ill health effects and the resulting financial and personal costs

  • improved productivity, good morale and a happier, healthier workforce

  • better working practices to help develop a sustainable business

  • reduced sickness payments and recruitment/training costs for replacement workers

  • reduced loss of output resulting from experienced and competent workers being off work

  • lower insurance premiums and legal costs

  • reduced risk of damage to the reputation of the business

  • less chance of enforcement action and its associated costs

MEC work with our customers to manage employee health protection by recognising workplace health hazards, evaluating the magnitude of exposure and recommending, where necessary, improvements in control measures, work conditions and practices.

Over 20 years'


MEC offer a broad range of occupational hygiene services across all sectors of industry

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