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
Even though a company may take every precaution to ensure compliance with OSHA workplace safety regulations, accidents can occur. After a winery experienced such an incident resulting in serious injury to one of their employees, they wanted a third-party consultant to conduct a safety risk assessment audit to see where improvements could be made. These risk assessments are designed to identify deficiencies in safety programs. In the winery's case, given their financial and staffing limitations, they wanted not only to identify ...Read more
One of our Portland, Oregon clients moved into a medical facility and, after four months of occupation, noticed transient odors. The medical facility recently underwent a complete renovation, including an upgraded HVAC unit servicing the laboratory. Transient odors are a cause for concern, as specific airborne contaminants can have adverse effects on laboratory processes. VOCs can also negatively impact employee health and performance as well. Our team provided industrial hygiene services through long-term area sampling to learn more about their indoor air ...Read more
One crucial factor that can be harmful to indoor air quality is the presence of metal contaminants.These contaminants are found in settled dust or surface coatings such as painted metal. Dust-laden metal particles are known for causing adverse health effects such as asthma, skin and eye irritation, and potential cancers. Metal wipe samples are used to identify the existence of such metals.
A client from Portland, Oregon called on G2 to test for contaminants in an industrial space due ...Read more
Particulate Monitoring Assessment Addresses Dust Exposure at a Production Facility Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems are used to control indoor air quality through filtration. In order to guarantee occupant comfort, it is necessary to have a capture system that accommodates the space accordingly. A local client called upon G2 Consultants to conduct particulate testing to assist with the design of a capture system for their production facility. What Was the Particulate Testing Process? Smaller dust particles can be hazardous for humans. Our assessment ...Read more