department of occupational hygiene is one of the pioneering department,
since the inception of the institute. The institute has dust monitoring
records over five decades in the Kolar Gold Fields and other mines. The
institute is conducting research in occupational hygiene and serving
the different clientele organization in the public and private sector.
The department is conducting area and personal noise monitoring
studies, respirable dust surveys along with free silica analysis, whole
body vibration studies, heat stress and illumination studies in mines
and mineral based industries.
The infrastructure of in
occupational hygiene department includes
approved air borne respirable dust sampler:-
Casella MRE 113A gravimetric dust samplers
Casella personal dust samplers
Airlco CIP-10 personal dust samplers.
SKC sidekick 51Ex personal dust samplers
SKC air check-2000 personal dust samplers(Not approved by DGMS)
Free silica analysis by FTIR.
Elemental analysis for zinc, lead, manganese and copper
- Noise monitoring and mapping
Quest Q-1900 sound level meters
Quest Q-500 Noise dosimeters
- Vibration Monitoring and
HVM 100 whole body and hand arm vibration analyzer
- Heat and humidity
Q-1034 area heat stress monitor
Q-10-I/II personal heat stress monitor
HD-1003 hazardous high volume samplers.
Gas detectors multilock 2000
All facilities are being further upgraded.