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Industrial Hygiene Consulting Services

BWCs industrial hygiene consulting services focus on determining occupational exposures and reducing the potential for occupational illnesses due to noise exposure and contact with or inhalation of harmful dusts, fumes or vapors.

Following is a list of some of the industrial hygiene consulting services that we typically provide:

Air sampling General area and/or personal breathing zone sampling can be performed to determine exposures to many types of airborne contaminants; the results are compared to current exposure guidelines. Advice on reducing exposures through engineering controls and/or respiratory protection is also provided.

Noise sampling Sound level meters and noise dosimeters are used to determine noise levels; noise exposures are compared to current exposure guidelines. Assistance with reducing noise exposure and development of hearing conservation programs can also be provided.

Physical hazard assessment Employee exposure to temperature extremes (heat/cold stress) can be measured and advice on appropriate work/rest cycles, hydration, engineering controls and personal protective equipment can be provided.

Safety management assessment A review of your safety management documentation and practices allows our consultants to provide tools, resources and advice on how to develop or enhance your systems and strategies for managing employee safety and health.

Project facilitation Our consultants can facilitate team meetings to help with the implementation of industrial hygiene improvement projects, such as local exhaust ventilation for airborne contaminants and/or engineered noise controls.

On-site training - After performing an assessment at your facility, we can assist in the development of training and awareness programs which are tailored to your specific operations and needs.

Process development - We can help to facilitate meetings or simply consult with you in the development of written programs and processes.

To find out more about how these services can benefit you, contact the service office in your area or simply request consulting services online.

To make a request online, you must be an Ohio employer with active coverage. The only information we require is your name, BWC policy number, business telephone number and the ZIP code of the location where you need the consulting services. After youve submitted your request, an industrial hygienist will contact you within two business days.

If you are a small, high-hazard employer, consultants from the OSHA On-Site Consultation Program may be best-equipped to assist you.

Related links
What is Industrial Hygiene? (American Industrial Hygiene Association) / (OSHA)

Occupational & Industrial Safety Resources

Occupational Exposure Limits for Airborne Contaminants (OSHA/NIOSH/ACGIH)

Occupational Noise Exposure & Hearing Loss Prevention Best Practices (NIOSH)

Controlling Airborne Contaminants at Work (U.K. document on local exhaust ventilation)

Controlling Noise Exposures (NIOSH resources for noise engineering controls)

Engineering Controls for Occupational Hazards (physical, chemical, biological):

Respirator Training videos (OSHA)

Hazard Communication / GHS Resources: