Industrial hygiene

Health and safety risks must be recognized based on the assessment of a given workplace, with the first step being to identify all hazards and their sources along with the assessment of probability as to the likelihood of harm or illness befalling employees in both the context of short- and long-term outlooks.

Unfortunately, hazard identification is often poorly implemented by safety officers and does not include employees.  This means that protective measures taken by employees are neither satisfactory nor effective.

To counter such risks, we offer health and safety status assessments with compliance aimed at both formal and informal aspects. Here we target the primary areas where compliance falls short, with such audits aimed at correcting the wide range of failings seen throughout the region, these ranging from a need to establish better procedures, training regimes, processes for hazardous substances to advice on how to set up employee health programs and proper monitoring systems to ensure production hall safety.

Our experts have decades of experience conducting both full industrial hygiene audits and environmental site audits and testing. Our results are guaranteed to remain objective, and we also offer licensing/permissions support and environmental advisory services.

Through our key partners we also pecialize in conducting thorough and objective industrial hygiene audits, which encompass workplace occupational environment for  physical, chemical and biological factors through testing and sampling, needs for administrative controls or compliance needs and adherence to good practice and government regulations.

We thus work with both operational and facilities management to not only meet audit objectives but to also advice on how erase such shortcomings.

Depending on a facility or firm, we may need to evaluate the following:

  • Chemical hazards, which could come from vapors, gases, fumes, dusts, etc.
  • Biological hazards ranging from viral and bacterial risk to fungus, parasite, or any living organism that cause disease.
  • Physical hazards, which can range from noise levels, to light levels to lack of proper production floor adherence to current regulations.
  • Physiological and psychological stress risks placed on workers, which can come from repetitive or awkward tasks.
  • Compliance with applicable law. These apply to proper engineering and administrative controls, which could run from handling toxic materials to better scheduling, to adhering to ventilation standards to ensuring that employees at all times wear or use proper protective equipment.

Diligence is the key here, and such audits may also be combined with site security audits to ensure that risks to your company are properly mitigated in both spheres.