Microbe Testing of Metalworking Fluids

Qualitek Safety can carry out Microbiological  dipslide testing of metal working fluids, such as cutting fluids (white water), for bacteria and fungi contamination in accordance with HSE COSHH guidance MW5, as well as advising on suitable controls, on going monitoring procedures and treatment for contaminated systems.

"A Company was fined £800,000 in 2016 after three of its workers developed Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis (EEA) caused when workers inhaled microbe contaminated metal working fluid mist.  Inhalation of these microbes can cause the small air sacs within the lungs (alveoli) to become inflamed in an allergic reaction. Symptoms include: coughing, shortness of breath and joint pain and can lead to long term illness."