A STEP BEYOND

Health, Safety, Environment impact assessment study

 

1. Purpose

The purpose of a device HSE (Health, Safety, Environment) impact assessment is to determine the safety of the air cleaner device (below) by identifying hazards and estimating the risks associated with the use of the device.

Product safety assessment and management framework:

1. Identification of product and applications and if the product potentially poses a risk to people or to the environment and it is a candidate for safety evaluation.
2. Gathering of known information, including available hazard and exposure information, to support a safety characterization.
3. Evaluate the degree to which the product or activity may pose a concern to the public.
4. Evaluate the adequacy of existing actions to manage the risk and, if nessessary, identify and implement new risk management options.

2. Identification of the product and the company

Product name: AERO 600 BM
Product type: Air cleaner
Product uses: Air cleaner has been designed specifically for removing and reducing of airborne particles micro-organisms.
Manufacturer: Desinfinator Ltd, Enqvistinkatu 7 B, FI-33400 Tampere, Finland

3. Main components and information on substances used in product

Ultraviolet (UV-C) lamps. Generate germicidal ultraviolet (UV-C) radiation.
Ionizers. Contain negative ion generators that charge airborne particles so they become attracted to and settle on surfaces or on electrostatic precipitators.
Activated carbon. Act as absorbent to particles and ozone.

4. Health, safety and environment hazard identification

In this assessment the following type of possible hazards have been considered:

a) Energy, radiation and emission hazards.

In this evaluation, the most of the concern was connected to formation of limited amount of ozone by UV-C radiation inside the deivce. However, ozone is immediately absorbed to activate carbon and as a result no ozone emits from the device.

UV source generates UV-radiation, which has as such damaging effects. In the device, however, UV lamps are operated in suitably designed, enclosed aluminum cover, which prevents direct observation of UV radiation.

b) Biological hazards.

Not identified hazards.

c) Environmental hazards.

At the end of rated life, when this lamp is removed from junction, please dispose of in accordance with local law (toxic waste).

d) Hazards related due the use of the device.

Not identified hazards.

5. Statement

According to the HSE impact assessment, no known health, safety or environmental hazards or adverse HSE effects associated the use of device.

Date:
September 10, 2008

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