Industrial Hygiene Compliance

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Navigating regulatory compliance issues with organizations including OSHA, MSHA, and US EPA can be time-consuming and costly. G2 helps bridge the compliance gap by conducting exposure assessment in the field on your behalf. Our sampling strategies and reporting align with all applicable regulatory agencies’ requirements and provide clear recommendations for the next logical course of action.

G2’s strategies, reporting and recommendations align with all regulatory agencies’ requirements.

We help our clients complete safety audits, perform hazard assessments, and update personal protective equipment (PPE). We are also provide comprehensive industrial hygiene project management for firms that require more complex air and noise assessment and regulatory reporting.

Examples of what G2 can provide include:

  • Exposure Assessments: Exposure assessments focus on the processes that take place at the interaction between the environment containing the contaminant(s) and the organism(s) being considered.

 

  • Personal Noise Dosimetry and Facility Sound Level Surveys:  The first step to solving any noise problem is to define it.  We conduct walkaround surveys and workshift sampling in order to define the problem and create workable solutions.

 

  • Chemical Exposure Assessments:  A similar process to exposure assessments regarding interactions between employees and known chemicals in the working environment.

 

  • Dust and Particulate (e.g. crystalline silica, wood dust, etc.):  Airborne contaminants occur in the  form  of gases and vapours or as aerosols. Aerosols may exist in the form of airborne dusts, sprays, mists, smokes and fumes. In the occupational setting it is important to conduct air quality testing regarding dust and particulates because they relate to a wide range of occupational diseases.

 

  • Metals (e.g. welding fumes, hexavalent chromium):  Fumes are formed when a metal is heated above its boiling point and its vapours condense into very fine particles.  It is important to test for these gaseous fumes in certain occupational settings in order to ensure that you or your employees have the proper protective equipment in place.

 

  • Hazard Identification and Safety Audits: Our safety inspections look at the physical conditions (building, equipment, work practices) in a workplace.  A safety inspection also involves systematically going through the workplace, but it focuses on looking for safety hazards or lapses in safety practices.

 

  • Machine Guarding and Engineering Control Evaluations:  These evaluations help our clients to know what hazardous conditions exist in their workplace, which of these hazards to remove, or when removal is not possible, to place appropriate barriers between the worker and the hazard.

 

  • Basic Safety Walk through/Audits: Walkthroughs and audits of work sites are conducted for the purpose of evaluating the basic health, safety, and fire hazards in a workplace.

 

  • Training for Employees and Contractors: Training specifically tailored to the training needs of our clients, their employees and contractors.

 

  • Basic Structure and Purpose of a Safety Committee: We can help you form an effective health and safety committee to monitor the health and safety needs within your organization.

 

  • Incident & Accident Investigation: OSHA states that, “Investigating a worksite incident— a fatality, injury, illness, or close call— provides employers and workers the opportunity to identify hazards in their operations and shortcomings in their safety and health programs.”  We provide this service to our clients should the need arise.

 

  • Personal Protective Equipment Assessments: Assessing the need for personal protective equipment is a compliance issue. We provide assessments on your current PPE and make recommendations for improvements.

 

  • Job Hazard Analysis: This service helps to identify the dangers of specific tasks in order to reduce the risk of injury to workers.

 

  • Respiratory Protection Services (CFR 1910.134): These services help to  prevent occupational diseases caused by breathing air contaminated with harmful dusts, fogs, fumes, mists, gases, smokes, sprays, or vapors that are common in certain working environments.

 

  • Fit Testing (Quantitative & Qualitative): We offer both qualitative and quantitative respirator fit testing.

 

  • Training (e.g. Use, Care & Maintenance): We train you and your employees in the use, care and maintenance of personal protective equipment.

 

  • Evaluations of Supplied Air Systems (e.g. Grade D): Respirators can only provide adequate protection if they are properly selected for the task. It is also imperative that they are fitted to the wearer and are consistently donned and worn properly. They will only remain protective if they are properly cared for.

 

G2 is also well-equipped for OSHA responses and a wide range of industrial hygiene issues.