Industrial Hygiene Surveys and Compliance Audits
Toxic chemicals, particulates and other harmful emissions in the workplace can pose significant hazards to employees in today’s workforce. Identifying these potential hazards through air monitoring and other environmental sampling techniques is a key step to ultimately determining the severity of potential exposures and implementing effective employee protection strategies.
EI’s staff of Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH) and Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) can assist in managing chemical risks in your workplace. We use NIOSH/OSHA approved sampling methodologies to identify and assess these risks and develop appropriate engineering controls and personal protection plans.
EI professionals can assist in management of chemicals at your site through evaluation of programs such as Hazard Communication and Process Safety Management, conducting qualitative risk assessments and development of prioritized sampling plans and programs.
EI conducts employee exposure monitoring and industrial hygiene surveys. Sampling results are compared with established occupational exposure limits, including OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs), ACGIH Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) and other industry-established occupational exposure limits (OELs).
We provide best practice recommendations for engineering, PPE and administrative controls, and can provide support in their implementation and follow up evaluation.
All sample analysis is performed by American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) accredited laboratories. The use of accredited labs establishes high standards of performance that promotes the production of quality data for use in evaluating exposures that impact public health, the environment and natural resources.
EI is dedicated to providing our clients with professional services according to the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) Canons of Ethical Conduct.
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The Regulation and Due Diligence of PFAS: The Forever Chemicals
PFAS (or per- and polyflouroalkyl substances) are varied group of thousands of manufactured chemicals resistant to heat and which repel oil, water and grease, are commonly known as the “forever chemicals.” PFAS have been identified in many places ranging from public and private drinking water supplies, soil and groundwater associated with waste sites, aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF) used at airport, military bases and firefighting training facilities, chemical plants and manufacturing facilities (i.e., chrome plating, electronics and textiles