Earlier this year, a manufacturing company in Oregon contacted G2 to perform a respirable crystalline silica personal exposure monitoring on their employees. The company manufactures a powder product that contains silica, and day-to-day, employees are at risk of inhaling silica when bagging the product. Project Background Silica inhalation can cause very serious health issues. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) identified silica exposure as a serious threat to nearly two million U.S. workers, including more than 100,000 workers in high risk ...Read more
When a residential home builder and general contractor identified fungal growth on the exterior sheathing and insulation of a 4-story condominium complex, they retained G2 to inspect the property. Over the course of the project, G2 assisted with defining the scope of the repairs and determined the appropriate levels of mold remediation efforts.
Project According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the presence of mold or fungus can pose a variety of health effects including, “nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, ...Read more
In 2016, G2 Consultants conducted an initial chemical hygiene program audit and program review of a university’s health and safety plans. Recently, a follow-up evaluation reviewed the status of the programs, identified deficiencies or areas where improvements were needed, documented areas of compliance, conducted institutional benchmarking and provided recommendations to enhance compliance with state and federal regulations. Project Organizations in the public sector often encounter resource and budgetary challenges. At the same time, they are required to develop plans that ensure the ...Read more
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) have characterized formaldehyde as a human carcinogen. Once exposed to formaldehyde, people often report irritation to the eyes, nose and throat. The highest potential for occupational exposures to formaldehyde are in the wood product and resin industries. However, individuals in the medical, dental and university fields may also be at risk to formaldehyde exposures. When an anatomy class at a local university left students ...Read more
Many large organizations, especially those in the manufacturing and production industries, have internal safety and health metrics that often exceed regulatory requirements. When a company’s corporate division ordered an environmental health and safety (EHS) audit to be performed at a foundry in Portland, G2 Consultants created and executed a series of safety risk assessments on their manufacturing operations, ensuring each task and operation at the facility were thoroughly evaluated.
Recently, a foundry, which produces metal components for the construction and mining industries ...Read more
Situation No company should ignore the work environment that they provide to their employees. Recently, a longstanding client of G2’s requested a visible light assessment in two of their office call centers. Prior to this assessment, the client had replaced the standard fluorescent lights with LED overhead lights. Afterwards, complaints of headaches and discomfort associated with the new lighting was made from some of the employees in these areas. The purpose of this evaluation was to assess illumination levels in these two ...Read more
In 2015 Oregon state passed House Bill 2931, requiring all school districts to test for the presence of radon and send test results to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). Radon testing is to be completed by the beginning of 2021. In light of HB 2931, an Oregon school district recently contracted with G2 Consultants to quantify radon concentrations in their schools and associated facilities to determine if additional testing or mitigation efforts were warranted. The Need for Action Radon is colorless and has ...Read more