February 1, 2017
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Industrial hygiene is the science of evaluating, anticipating, and preparing for potentially hazardous workplace conditions. Shield’s industrial engineers use state-of-the-art testing and monitoring equipment to evaluate existing conditions related to the work environment. Our industry-leading technology allows us to measure workers’ exposure to chemicals or other hazardous materials and suggests proper controls. Working in tandem with Shield’s experienced environmental engineers, environmental site investigators, and certified laboratory partners, clients can stay in front of potential workplace issues.
Indoor air quality is a major concern in manufacturing and industrial operations. Respirable Dust, Total Dust, Toxic levels of certain chemical vapors can expose workers to unsafe atmospheres and exceed federal standards for permissible exposure limits. Shield’s experienced industrial scientists can help you measure and monitor the air quality at your site and ensure the area remains safe for employees and reduce owner liability.
Mold is ubiquitous but may lead to severe respiratory distress in sensitive individuals. Shield’s state-of-the-art mold testing equipment and moisture monitoring tools will give you an accurate picture of the mold situation in your facility. If moisture intrusion is resulting in a mold issue, Shield will work with you to identify the proper remediation and treatment techniques that will result in a healthy building environment and test the facility to assure mold and moisture is at an acceptable level.
Lead paint, frequently used in buildings construction prior to the 1980s, can be toxic and may lead to certain cancers. If you’ve got concerns about lead paint or other contaminants at your facility or jobsite bring in Shield’s team of experienced industrial hygiene professionals to give you an evaluation of conditions.
Noise levels in industrial facilities can be harmful to workers. OSHA requires employers supply their employees with hearing protection if your facility exceeds 85 decibels on the basis of a time weighted average. OSHA also requires a Hearing conservation program be implemented and maintained for facilities with hearing protection issues. Shield Engineering can work with your managers to test the current noise levels at your facility and suggest controls to assure you have a safe workplace.
Call Shield today to find out more about our industrial hygiene services intended to protect your workers as well as the work environment. It’s never too early to start putting smart safety practices in place.