The field of Industrial Hygiene is a science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, prevention, and control of those environmental factors or stresses affecting people well-being. These stresses may cause or contribute to sickness, impaired health or significant discomfort among workers or citizens of the community.
A professional industrial hygienist (IH) is a person possessing either a baccalaureate degree in engineering, chemistry, physics, or a closely related biological or physical science from an accredited college or university with more than three years’ experience in the field.
All of our Industrial Hygienist exceed the AIHA definition.
Typical roles of our industrial hygienist include:
Investigating and examining the workplace for hazards and potential dangers
Making recommendations on improving the safety of workers and the surrounding community.
Conducting scientific research to provide data on possible harmful conditions in the workplace.
Developing techniques to anticipate and control potentially dangerous situations in the workplace and the community.
Training and educating the community about job-related risks.
Advising government officials and participating in the development of regulations to ensure the health and safety of workers and their families.
Ensuring that workers are properly following health and safety procedures.
Some of our services include:
Indoor air quality (sick building syndrome, microbial investigations)
Evaluating and controlling environmental lead and asbestos exposure
Emergency response planning and community right-to-know
Potentially hazardous agents such as asbestos, pesticides, and radon gas
Cumulative Trauma Disorders (repetitive stress injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome)
Worker Exposure (re-enactments)
Evaluation of exposure to chemical and physical agents
Detection and control of potential occupational hazards such as noise, radiation, and illumination
A more detailed description of popular services are provided below
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