Industrial Hygiene (IH) Services
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.
IH services include:
measuring airborne contamination following NIOSH and OSHA methodologies and compare to applicable standards;
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.
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