An industrial hygiene assessment is an investment in the health of your employees – and your business.
While an industrial hygiene assessment is often a necessary step to address employee complaints or in the aftermath of a workers’ compensation claim or compliance finding, the most cost-effective use of professional industrial hygiene services is prevention and the ongoing maintenance of workplace safety.
An assessment performed by certified industrial hygienists and toxicologists provides peace of mind that any potential hazards have been identified and mitigated with a combination of engineering, administrative controls and personal protective equipment.
Assessments include a complete and cost-effective plan for remediation, mitigation, or preventive processes for hazards that include exposure to a wide range of chemical, biological and physical hazards.
Prevention, Mitigation, and Remediation
Stay ahead of potential risks with a comprehensive assessment. Not only does an industrial hygiene assessment protect the safety and health of your team, it protects against liabilities such as workers compensation claims, employee complaints, and insurance-related liabilities, as well as providing the necessary documentation to defend against claims. A professional assessment leaves you confident in the ongoing safety of your work environment.
Omega offers a variety of industrial hygiene services, including:
- Chemical and physical exposure assessment
- Assessment for noise, light and other physical exposure hazards
- Program development and audits
- Engineering and administrative control strategies
- Management of exposure data
- Detailed and up-to-date reporting for compliance and liability protection
Our team uses state-of-the-art tools and a combination of visual inspection, air quality, and hazardous material testing, as well as personal sampling to determine exposure level and risks within an environment.
Industrial Hygiene Assessments by Type
A professional industrial hygiene assessment is tailored to the exposure risks posed by the materials, processes and workplace conditions specific to your workplace.
The three primary types of industrial hygiene assessments identify and mitigate for exposure to:
A properly conducted industrial hygiene assessment can address a wide number of workplace safety issues including:
- To identify or to rule out a source of specific health complaints
- To establish the best processes and procedures when a new chemical or process is introduced
- To identify and eliminate unsafe working conditions or unhealthy exposure to harmful substances, excess noises and light, and more
- To provide documentation of workplace safety compliance
A standard assessment can often be completed over the course of a single work day. The resulting report will include guidance around additional safety measures, including recommendations for engineering and administrative controls and personal protective equipment needed to ensure that safe exposure levels are not exceeded.
Expert Assistance for Managing Environmental Hazards
Omega has decades of experience evaluating workplace health hazards, delivering sound and reliable solutions to make workers – and workplaces – safer and healthier. Through a strong understanding of the relationship between workers, equipment, processes, and potential sources of exposure, the Omega team helps clients anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control workplace health hazards and provide defensible results.
Omega’s assessments are conducted by deeply experienced and certified industrial hygienists and Ph.D. level toxicologists and microbial experts who use state-of-the-art monitoring and sampling equipment to identify and mitigate hazards.
Omega is a full-service environmental engineering firm comprised of highly qualified experts with decades of experience in helping manufacturers and other business owners eliminate workplace safety concerns, quickly and cost-effectively.
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