Our industrial hygienists and safety personnel have considerable experience consulting for a broad range of industries including: manufacturing; healthcare; industrial; and mining. We can help to establish and maintain OSHA, MSHA, and state regulatory compliance.
Asbestos and lead are frequently encountered during construction activities including construction, renovations, and demolition. These materials are among the most regulated contaminants in the US and typically require specialized licences.
We are pleased to provide the entire range of asbestos and lead sampling. Please refer to our Asbestos & Lead page for more information.
Silica and Sand Mines
We provide experienced industrial hygienists to sample for respirable crystalline silica to satisfy OSHA and MSHA worker exposure requirements. Modern analytical techniques are available to tease out individual analytes, such as Quartz, Cristobalite, and Tridymite.
The most common methods used are OSHA ID-142 and NIOSH 7500.
Environments in which sound levels sometimes reach or exceed 85 dBA are expected to conduct noise monitoring for their employees; for comparison, this is approximately the sound level of a blender, dishwasher, or garbage disposal. Our dosimeters are multi-channel, allowing an instrument to collect data using multiple standards during a single session.
Industry Specific Information
Many industries are considered priorities by regulating organizations. In most cases, employers are expected to routinely monitor for specific contaminants. For example:
- Welding, Cutting, and Brazing – Samples should routinely be collected for a variety of metal fumes. If stainless steel is welded, Hexavalent Chromium (Chrome VI) should additionally be targeted.
- Indoor Firing Ranges – Lead and noise samples should be collected periodically. Additional metals should be considered depending on the range rules.
- Manufacturing – Manufacturing facilities generally should routinely monitor noise and vehicle/forklift exhaust. Additionally, Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) should be referenced to identify specific chemical hazards.
- Sand/Dry Plants – Respirable crystalline silica and noise need to be routinely monitored.