Measurements and Monitoring
ATMS Solutions provides a complex services related to measurement and monitoring of physical factors (noise, vibration, microclimate, lighting, electromagnetic radiation) affected on human health and environment. Our reputation is based not only on providing Clients with thorough, accurate and reliable assessments and predictions, but also with innovative control methods and up-to-date monitoring and measurement equipment combined with appropriate software. Besides, we cooperate with leading measuring and testing institutions in Armenia to promote the independency and reliability of our services.
Noise is one of the most common environmental as well as occupational health and safety hazards. In heavy industrial and manufacturing environments, as well as in farms, cafeterias, etc. permanent hearing loss is the main health concern. Noise can also create stress, and can be a safety hazard at work, interfering with communication, acting as a distraction and making warnings harder to hear. Reducing noise levels at the source provides the most effective way of protecting workers’ hearing as well as providing numerous other benefits to workplaces.
Vibration is the mechanical oscillations of an object about an equilibrium point. The oscillations may be regular such as the motion of a pendulum or random such as the movement of a tire on a gravel road. Vibration enters the body from the organ in contact with vibrating equipment. When a worker operates hand-held equipment such as a chain saw or jackhammer, vibration affects hands and arms. Such an exposure is called hand-arm vibration exposure. When a worker sits or stands on a vibrating floor or seat, the vibration exposure affects almost the entire body and is called whole-body vibration exposure.
Microclimate is characterized by the conditions within the premises affected on human organizm. Comfortable conditions of microclimate at workplaces are a significant factor for enhancement of employees’ productivity. Microclimate in the workplace affects on health and safety as well as the ability to work where its parameters do not in line with optimal and/or permissible values set by regulations in force. It is determined by indoor temperature and air velocity, relative humidity, intensity of thermal radiation (if any), atmospheric pressure. If necessary the heat stress index and resulting indoor temperature are also calculated.
Lighting at work is very important to the health and safety of everyone.Poor lighting makes it hard for employees to see and can lead to visual fatigue and discomfort. It can also lead to neck and back pain, if the worker adopts a poor posture. Insufficient lighting also creates a dreary environment. Proper lighting, on the other hand, creates a pleasant atmosphere and gives workers a sense of well-being. This improves their productivity and efficiency and decreases risk of injuries and accidents.
Electromagnetic radiation (EMR)
EMR is radiation consisting of waves of energy associated with electric and magnetic fields resulting from the acceleration of an electric charge. EMR is radiated from all things in nature and from man-made electrical and electronic systems. Generally at the workplaces the main sources of EMR are monitors, computers, printer and scanners (in offices) as well as transformer station, electric motors, electrical transmission and distribution lines, etc (manufacturing facilities). EMR affects not only on humans, but also on plants, animals, and all living systems.