Industrial Hygiene & Ergonomics


Industrial Hygiene and Ergonomic Services

When it comes to the health and safety of your employees, sometimes it isn’t always what is in plain sight that can cause problems. It is important that you protect your most valued resource from the silent (and sometimes not so silent) pervasive elements that, with overexposure, can cause real and irreversible harm.


This is what is commonly referred to as occupational health or industrial hygiene. It is the science and art of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling the environmental factors or stressors arising in or from the workplace which cause sickness, impaired health and well-being, or significant discomfort among workers and sometimes the public.


Let our occupational health experts (Industrial Hygienists and Ergonomists) help you anticipate, identify, and reduce or eliminate these hazards in your workplace to support a healthier, more productive, and happier workforce.


These elements can include chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic factors, such as:

    • Chemical hazards like dust, silica, asbestos, hydrocarbons, solvents and carcinogens
    • Noise
    • Bloodborne pathogens
    • Indoor air quality factors such as CO2, CO, relative humidity, temperature extremes, fungi, and bacteria
    • Ergonomically incorrect work stations and/or processes



Our industrial hygiene services include:

    • Facility surveys to identify jobs/operations with potential for exposure to chemical or physical hazards
    • Air sampling to evaluate exposure to toxic gases, vapors, fumes, dusts, mists, and to assess indoor air quality
    • Evaluation of noise, radiation, heat/cold stress
    • Simulated OSHA occupational health inspections



Program development and implementation for:

    • Respiratory Protection
    • Hearing Conservation
    • Hazard Communication
    • Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Full complement of ergonomic consulting services and tools



We will conduct evaluations of your existing programs to anticipate, recognize, and evaluate these workplace environmental stressors. We then develop cost-effective control programs to minimize your hazard exposure. This plan will vary based on your specific needs and may include recommendations for:

    • Process and ventilation changes
    • Air sampling to evaluate exposure to toxic gases, vapors, fumes, dusts, mists, and to assess indoor air quality
    • Occupational noise remediation
    • Introduction of new technology
    • Work practice alternatives
    • Substitution of toxic substances
    • Personal protective equipment