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Hazardous Materials Assessment of Home Reveals Lead and Asbestos Issues Lurking

Having a tree crash through a home's roof is one way to discover hazardous materials lurking in hidden areas of the house, though the accompanying extensive collateral damage makes it a highly expensive approach. Professionals at a remodeling firm were helping clients who found themselves in this situation and contacted us to perform a hazardous materials assessment in the home. Why did the remodeling firm request a hazardous materials assessment? The remodeling firm was working on a property damage restoration project for Lake ... Read more

G2’s Growing Consulting Success Recognized by Portland Business Journal

We’re proud to share the news that G2 Consultants was recently recognized for our company’s strong growth and high-quality, professional services! The Portland Business Journal acknowledged our growing success by including us in two of their annual rankings lists. G2’s honors included: On June 8, Portland Business Journal hosted an event where it revealed G2 Consultants ranks #78 on its 2017 Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Oregon list. In February, Portland Business Journal released the news that G2 Consultants ranks ... Read more

Assessment and Remediation of PCBs in the Built Environment: New AIHA Guidance Document Now Available

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) recently released “Assessment and Remediation of PCBs in the Built Environment” to provide guidance on the growing issues of concern surrounding PCBs in the built environment. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a group of man-made chemicals that were popularly used in construction and building materials. PCBs were manufactured from the late 1920’s until 1979 when PCB production was banned by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). An estimated 154 million pounds of PCBs were sold in the United ... Read more

Asbestos Monitoring and Consulting: Lookingglass School

Officials contacted G2 Consultants when they needed to ensure elementary school students and a local community were not at risk for harmful exposure to asbestos. In December 2016, a fire destroyed Lookingglass Elementary School’s gymnasium. Crews were on site in early February to demolish the gym before they could begin completely clearing all debris from the site. First, however, an asbestos abatement process needed to be completed to remove any potential for the public or students to be exposed to asbestos. Officials knew asbestos ... Read more

Industrial Hygiene in the Brewery World- Hazardous Noise Case Study

Industrial Hygiene Case Study:  Noise Exposure Evaluation Noise is a pervasive problem in the workplace. Twenty-two million workers are exposed to damaging noise levels each year. Last year, businesses paid OSHA more than $1.5 million in penalties for not protecting workers from noise. This number does not account for any potential employee claims or the quality of the work environment that employees are subjected to. Our health and safety experts ensure our clients avoid penalties and keep employees safe and happy in ... Read more

Lead in Your Drinking Water? Radon in your building?

Lead in drinking water has been in the news nationally, as well as here locally in Portland, Oregon. In fact, the levels of lead in drinking water in Portland are close to the federal top allowable safe amount. Portland has until August, yes, next month, to come up with a plan of action on how to correct this problem. Lead can get into drinking water in a couple ways. The first way is when lead is present in the water source, particularly ... Read more

Meet the Team: Certified Industrial Hygienists

Matt Harper is a Senior Project Manager for G2 Consultants. A board Certified Industrial Hygienist and Safety Professional, he is a graduate of Oregon State University and the primary technical professional for G2. Of his professional career, Mr. Harper has had the opportunity to work overseas in Europe and the Middle East. He has also had experience in the US as a safety and health consultant, a construction safety officer and a safety manager. He has designed, developed and administered site specific ... Read more
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