Kicking up Dust: An Industrial Hygiene Assessment for a Manufacturing Facility in Chicago, IL

Occupations that expose employees to dust — fine particles of organic or inorganic material, either airborne or on the ground — require diligence and protection from potential overexposure. Dust can cause a host of respiratory issues, depending on the type of organic or inorganic particles inhaled. It’s important for any facility manager or business owner […]

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3 Important COVID-19 Safety Resources for Reopening your Facility

There have been some encouraging signs of change on the COVID-19 front: as you may have heard, the country-wide infection rate seems to be on a downward trend. Though we have a long way to go before the SARS-CoV-2 virus is contained, there is reason for cautious optimism. As a result, many companies are in […]

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Keeping Employees Safe: Industrial Hygiene Assessment for Semiconductor Facility

G2 is often retained for Industrial Hygiene Assessments to help facilities identify potentially hazardous conditions, as well as to assist with compliance and applicable health and safety standards. One of G2’s Certified Industrial Hygienists performed one such assessment at a semiconductor fabrication facility to address concerns about their employees’ exposure to cleaning chemicals during routine […]

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Water Sampling for the Presence of Legionella at a Research and Development Facility

Facility management requires diligence to ensure the safety of the building’s occupants. This diligence should include a water management program for potable and non-potable water sources to prevent the growth of Legionella pneumophila. When this bacteria is present in drinking water or water tanks, it puts building occupants at risk of developing Pontiac fever and […]

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Workplace Testing for SARS-CoV-2: Podcast Interview with Vital Command

Good news for businesses everywhere: it is now possible to test for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen–the virus that causes the disease COVID-19. G2’s Matt Harper, a Certified Industrial Hygienist, was interviewed by Vital Command’s AWSAM podcast about the advantages and limitations of this testing, as well as what businesses and owners of facilities […]

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COVID-19 Support: The Advantages of Workplace Testing for SARS-CoV-2

As part of our COVID-19 response services, G2 offers workplace surface sampling and testing for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We’re starting to see tentative signs that businesses and facilities may be re-opening soon. Obviously, there are a great number of unknowns as to when, if and how that will happen. But one thing […]

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G2 Now Providing a Range of COVID-19 Response Services

We are certainly in the midst of unprecedented times, both nationally and globally. To keep employees as safe as possible during the course of this pandemic, numerous organizations have closed facilities and offices for the foreseeable future. However, there will soon be a point at which operations will resume, and everyone will return to the […]

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G2 Investigates Silica Inhalation Exposure Risk at Manufacturing Company

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 […]

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G2 Tests Formaldehyde Levels in Anatomy Class Offered at Local University

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, […]

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