- workplace inspection and identification of occupational hazardous agents,
- identification of high risk groups,
- sampling, analysis and interpretation of data
- worker exposure assessment
- design and implementation of remedial measures.
Regulatory agencies require that worker exposure to chemical, biological and physical agents in commercial and industrial settings be minimized by both employer and employee by the means of:
- engineering controls (such as proper ventilation systems),
- substitution (use of safer materials and ingredients),
- work practices (e.g. housekeeping),
- personal protective equipment (PPE).
Regulatory and professional organizations have established a number of procedural and numerical standards to measure, assess and control workplace exposures. Some of the agents, often referred to as “designated substances” (e.g. asbestos, lead, mercury, and others) received added attention that resulted in the introduction of contaminant-specific regulations. To help avoid adverse health effects of overexposure, guidelines must be followed.
Our company can assist you with all your occupational hygiene needs including:
- occupational hygiene baseline surveys,
- monitoring of airborne chemicals and biological agents,
- inhalable dust and respirable dust,
- crystalline silica (quartz),
- lead dust,
- acid mist,
- metal dust,
- welding fumes and compounds,
- asbestos fibre air monitoring,
- synthetic mineral fibre,
- volatile organic compounds (VOCs),
- isocyanates (TDI, MDI, PMDI),
- gases (eg. confined spaces, ambient environment and operational environment),
- other atmospheric contaminants in the occupational and para-occupational environment,
- air quality testing,
- mould testing, assessment and removal management,
- asbestos & hazardous materials, and
- occupational exposure assessments.