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Your partner ... in developing and managing your industrial hygiene (IH) programs

 

Providing a work environment with reduced hazard potential for your workforce is critical, not only to ensure regulatory compliance, but also to improve productivity and worker morale. As an established, trusted partner, we play an active role in developing, managing and executing cost-effective IH programs suited to your needs. With extensive experience delivering solutions to mining facilities, manufacturing plants and other organizations, we help ensure that your IH programs are designed to not only meet regulatory compliance requirements, but to ultimately reduce corporate liability and minimize employee exposure potential.

We begin with a thorough review of your current IH program(s) with the goal of identifying gaps to update or develop written programs.  Our services include:

  • Chemical Hazard Assessment Program - Identify, monitor and control exposures to chemicals including silica, asbestos, lead, organic vapors, arsenic and other chemicals.

  • IH Monitoring and Control Program - We work with you to:

    • Anticipate potential hazards

    • Establish a comprehensive program including monitoring strategies to collect and evaluate exposure data

    • Evaluate sampling data and recommend preventive and control measures

    • Identify similar exposure groups (SEGs) to help predict exposures to employees performing similar tasks based on monitoring results

  • Hearing Conservation Program (HCP) Development - Develop programs to manage on-site employee exposures along with evaluation of noise exposure and recommendation of noise control measures.  The program is tied directly into the results of noise monitoring performed by SOMA or current in-house noise exposure data. An HCP includes:

    • Training

    • Annual hearing tests

    • Selection of hearing protection equipment for employees

    • Periodic noise monitoring

  • Respiratory Protection Program (RPP) - In response to potential airborne contaminant exposures identified and evaluated, we develop an RPP when feasible engineering and administrative controls can not be implemented to control the hazardous exposures, including:

    • Proper selection of respirators based on hazards

    • Medical surveillance

    • Annual training

    • Annual fit-testing

    • Routine monitoring

    • Recordkeeping among other requirements

  • Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) Program - Develop and/or update:

    • Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

    • Labels

    • Training

    • Written communication program

 

With our unique combination of occupational health and IH disciplines under one umbrella, we can seamlessly incorporate our occupational health services into your IH programs, when needed.