SOMA Washington DC Area Address Changes


We are pleased to announce that we have relocated our Washington DC area offices effective September 30, 2013.


IH Division HQ
12700 Sunrise Valley Drive
Suite 405
Reston, VA 20191
Telephone: (703) 707-9180
Fax: (703) 707-9185


Satellite IH Office
845 Quince Orchard Blvd
Suite J
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Telephone: (301) 519-6880
Fax: (301) 519-2105

Occupational Medicine

Our broad range of services include occupational medical examination programs, medical case management, resolving fitness for duty issues, medical surveillance, program development and management of client-tailored, turnkey occupational health programs.

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Industrial Hygiene

Our services include program development and management, exposure reconstruction, exposure monitoring (e.g. (chemical/noise/indoor air quality), workplace evaluations (ventilation/heat stress/lighting/safety audits) and sampling strategy development.

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Our services include ergonomics program development, ergonomic office evaluations, training and job-task analyses, development of specialized ergonomics assessment tools, injury prevention, ergonomics design training and back safety. 

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September 2014 - SOMA staff members, Dennis C. Ertel Jr., CIH, CSP, REM and Anish K. Ranpuria, MPH, CIH, COHC have been invited to speak regarding industrial hygiene sampling techniques for silica as addressed in the OSHA NPRM for Silica at the annual Industrial Minerals Association - North America (IMA-NA) meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

September 2014 - SOMA will exhibit and attend the ASSE Region VI conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  Be sure to stop by and say hello to Carol.

September 2014 - Dr. Howard M. Sandler, MD, and David Friedman, CIH, MSPH, ARM, will co-present: Building an Effective, Evidence-based Medical Examination and Employee Fitness for Duty Program at the Edison Electric Institute's Fall Occupational Safety and Health Committee Conference in Big Sky, Montana.

October 2014 - Dr. Howard M. Sandler, MD, will present on Asbestos, Asbestosis and Lung Cancer at The National Forum for Environmental & Toxic Tort Issues (FETTI) conference in Chicago, Illinois.

October 2014 - SOMA staff members will attend the AIHA Fall Conference in Washington, DC.

November 2014 - Dr. Howard M. Sandler, MD, will present: Building and Effective, Evidence-based Medical Examination and Employee Fitness for Duty Program at the Southeast Mine Safety & Health Conference in Birmingham, Alabama.

About SOMA

Founded in 1983, Sandler Occupational Medicine Associates, Inc., (SOMA), provides our clients with solutions to their occupational medical and environmental health and safety concerns. We do this effectively by combining our experienced and nationally recognized staff, advanced information technology solutions and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities with established evidence-based practices. Our range of experience includes:

Mining • Petrochemical • Cosmetics • Food and Beverage • Flavors and Fragrances • Power and Electric • Utilities • Government • Insurance Manufacturing • Transportation • Trade Associations • Health Care • Steel • Pharmaceuticals • DOD Contractors • Construction  • Automotive

We place great emphasis on listening to your concerns, understanding your needs and tailoring the best solutions to efficiently meet your organizational goals.

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