Industrial Hygiene

By: Oncore Risk  09-12-2011
Keywords: industrial hygiene, Industrial Hygienists, Noise Monitoring

Industrial Hygiene (IH) Services

Many OSHA regulations require the measurement of potential hazards to determine exposures. Measurements also prove beneficial for determining what, if any, medical monitoring is necessary, if additional hazard controls are necessary, and how effective existing controls are performing. Industrial Hygiene consists of hazard control, identification, and mitigation services.

Employee Safety

Chemical Safety

Exposure Assessments

IH services include:

Air Sampling

– measuring airborne contamination following NIOSH and OSHA methodologies and compare to applicable standards;

Noise monitoring – determining if noise levels could cause hearing loss or interfere with speech communication;

Heat stress evaluations – determines the degree of risk associated with tasks and environmental conditions;

Air flow evaluations – measures air velocities, pressure differentials, and ventilation equipment design to  determine its effectiveness for controlling hazards or nuisance conditions.

Our experienced industrial hygienists can show you where and how to reduce excessive exposures, many times  eliminating the need for monitoring and other OSHA requirements, not to mention improve the productivity of your employees

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Environmental Services

Biological or biomedical waste also requires special handling in accordance with state regulations and the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen regulation. Oncore's knowledge of the safe use of chemicals also translates to the proper management of chemical and industrial process wastes. State and federal environmental regulations governing these materials are very stringent, carrying large fines for violations.



If you have an employee with a temporary or permanent disability or a job applicant with a disability, we can compare the physical requirements of your processes to the person's physical limitations. Oncore can identify the tasks and work practices most likely to lead to these disorders and provide recommended changes or equipment modifications to reduce musculo-skeletal stresses.


Audits and Survey Preparation

Oncore preparation services helps ensure compliance with any OSHA, FDA, NFPA, hazardous waste, and JCAHO requirements by developing and performing a tailored audit and survey of your company. Preventing or reducing hazards/risks can limit lost time, costly regulatory compliance requirements, potential citations, and can increase your productivity.


Health Care Industrial Hygiene

Infection disease agents, environmental contaminants, and construction contaminants must be controlled to reduce the risk of infection to patients and exposure to employees. Employee and patient exposures to chemical and biological agent in healthcare must be controlled and monitored. ICRA protocols (Infection Control Risk Assessments.


Mold and Indoor Air Quality

Mold growth, loose fiberglass, and a lack of fresh air exchange are known contributors to most occupant complaints, and can generally be prevented through maintenance programs. Oncore provides detailed evaluations to include fresh air and humidity monitoring, bioaerosol sampling, mold species identification and indoor particulate identification.