Chemical Exposure Monitoring: Industrial hygiene has classically been defined as the recognition, evaluation and control of those agents posing a potential harm to individuals in the workplace. ETM conducts air sampling to monitor employee exposure levels to a variety of agents found throughout a diverse spectrum of industries and institutions. Evaluating results in comparison to both regulatory and recommended standards, ETM can assist clients in developing solutions to any over exposures found. If you are unsure of which agents need to be evaluated at your facility, ETM can review Safety Data Sheets to develop a monitoring plan for your location.
Safety Data Sheet Development: manufacturers of chemicals utilize our expertise to evaluate proposed safety data sheets to make sure the appropriate warnings concerning chemical health effects, as well as proper selection of personal protective equipment, have been relayed so that the end user has the information necessary to protect themselves.
Noise Surveys: ETM evaluates employee exposure levels to noise utilizing a sound level meter and / or personal dosimeters to document the overall exposures to employees. Upon analysis of results, our prompt reporting will tell you which, if any, employees must wear hearing protection as required by the OSHA Noise Standard or need to be included in a hearing conservation program as required by the OSHA Hearing Conservation Amendment.
Asbestos: ETM's expertise can assist you throughout each phase of an asbestos concern in your building. As accredited and licensed building Inspectors,our staff can conduct an inspection in accordance with both federal and many state regulations prior to a renovation or demolition. Utilizing survey results, accredited and licensed Project Designers can put together an abatement plan and conduct a pre-bid meeting to ensure all bidders understand the scope of work and schedule of completion. Accredited and licensed air monitoring personnel can then conduct the required daily and clearance monitoring to document the abatement design is working to contain asbestos fibers to the area of work.
Under the EPA AHERA regulation, ETM can act as a school or district's Management Planner, as well as conduct the required 3-year re-inspection.
Lead-based Paint: ETM conducts sampling for lead-based paint on structures as well as personnel monitoring for those exposed to lead as a part of the occupational environment in which they work, including welding fume monitoring.
Silica: ETM conducts sampling for silica and can assist employers in interpreting data obtained from air sampling studies, as well as recommending improved control measures where necessary in accordance with the OSHA Crystalline Silica standard.
Radon: ETM conducts sampling for this odorless and colorless gas and provides expert recommendations based upon analytical results.
Ventilation Hood Testing: A number of facilities utilize fume hoods to maintain chemical fumes and vapors within a controlled environment. ETM can measure the capture velocity of these hoods to ensure they remain within desired parameters.
OSHA Compliance: In addition to the above, ETM provides expert analysis of your facility’s OSHA compliance through industrial hygiene audits and walk-through surveys. Based upon findings, ETM can develop an assessment and training program for your facility. Audit and assessment services include reviewing: