The process of monitoring exposure to airborne particulates requires on-site testing and it is performed to establish the actual amount of dust in the personal breathing zone of the worker. The sample is then sent to an accredited laboratory to determine the specific qualities of the dust collected.

In a report, we will explain how your dust sampling results compare to the New Zealand Workplace Exposure Standards and other relevant international standards. Together we can then determine what, if any, control measures can be employed to reduce exposures, including identifying the correct type of personal respiratory protection where appropriate.

What we offer

We have a vast selection of sampling equipment and media including the following:

  • Wood dusts
  • Silica
  • Cristobalite
  • Asbestos
  • Diesel particulate matter (DPM)
  • Welding fume
  • Concrete dusts
  • Respirable dust
  • Total dust

Other sampling methodologies are also available. If you can't see what you are looking for please contact one of the Working for Health exposure monitoring team.


"Working for Health was engaged by B.E.C.A. consultants on the DC6 site at Fonterra Whareroa in Hawera, to provide a site occupational health nurse for the project. The nurse visited the site twice a month, engaging our work crew in a number of health issues. Our work crew was made up of mainly middle aged men, most were smokers. The nurse was very successful, having 3 of the 11 smokers give up smoking and a further 2 have cut back. The professionalism of the nurse throughout the project has been outstanding and I would not hesitate in recommending Working for Health to any company for health service."  
Bruce Watson
Contract Site Supervisor and HSE Rep at Fulton Hogan
"MODEC Management Services New Zealand (Operators of the Maari Oil Field) have used Working for Health, for over 2 years, and have always found the team to be very professional in their approach to Occupational Health. MODEC use Working for Health for the following: Annual Health Assessments, Pre and Post employment Medicals, Noise Mapping and Specific Atmosphere Monitoring. MODEC has always found the team to be very prompt in their response. Furthermore, they have also been flexible with the challenges of working offshore."  
Morgan Davies
HSSEQ and Training Coordinator, HSSEQ at MODEC Management Services (NZ) Pte Ltd