Addressing fungal growth quickly--particularly after it has been spotted visually--is critical to preventing adverse health symptoms and limiting the concerns of the building’s occupants. G2 was recently called upon to conduct a comprehensive fungal assessment for a retail location in Chicago, Illinois. A staff member noticed the suspect mold growth while moving items away from a wall in the rear storage area. G2 was asked to inspect the commercial space to address concerns about the fungal growth, as well as determine ...Read more
G2 leads the industry by ensuring their clients implement proactive strategies when it comes to health and risk matters. In this particular case, G2 responded to an urgent call from Tillamook County Courthouse for an indoor environmental quality assessment. During a re-roofing project, liquid roofing product had leaked into the courthouse building. Occupants of the building recognized a foul odor, and were concerned about being exposed to hazardous air contaminants. They left the building and refused to return until it was ...Read more
An architecture firm that provides Construction Manager as agent (CMa) services to the General Services Administration (GSA) retained G2 to review their general contractor’s health and safety programs and to perform safety site inspections over the course of a six-month construction project.
The project included exterior restoration work on a nine-story federal building with white marble wall panels that spans two city blocks. Prior to initiation of the project, G2 provided feedback on safety programs regarding conformance with regulatory ...Read more
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