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.
DO YOU HAVE POTENTIAL EXPOSURE CONCERNS?
Phase Is are conducted per ASTM E 1527-13 and include several major components: a site reconnaissance, completion of a User Questionnaire, a regulatory database search, interviews with persons knowledgeable of the property, and a review of reasonably ascertainable and readily available historical sources to identify the use of the property back to 1940 or its first developed use, whichever is earlier. As such, the ASTM E 1527-13 Standard Practice provides specific guidance as to what must be addressed. However, there is no ASTM standard for Desktop Reviews (more commonly called Risk Search with Risk Assessments-RSRAs). Therefore, RSRAs differ from consultant to consultant and also do not provide protection on CERCLA.