Industrial hygiene is defined by OSHA as “that science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of those environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace, which may cause sickness, impaired health and well-being, or significant discomfort among workers or among the citizens of the community.”
Through proper industrial hygiene, potential health hazards can be better controlled. Under the OSH Act, mandatory health and safety requirements are applicable to millions of businesses in the U.S. These standards are designed to protect workers from health hazards associated with toxic chemicals, biological hazards, and harmful physical agents. These standards also protect those living near worksites.
Knowing where your company stands in its hygiene efforts is important. Only then can you be assured you are taking the necessary actions to protect worker safety and productivity and keep the environment in and around the worksite safer for everyone.
An effective industrial hygiene program includes the following elements:
- Identifying the risks and hazards in the workplace
- Implementing processes that control these risks
- Allocating resources to provide a safe work environment
The safety experts at RPF Environmental will conduct a thorough and unbiased assessment of your worksite. Through the audit, we will determine whether the company meets OSHA and other regulations. When areas are found deficient, we will provide a plan outlining the action steps needed to resolve any area not in compliance. Depending on the needs of your company, we can provide bottom to top audits or evaluate specific areas of concern.
Our evaluation will include investigating the following:
- Air Contaminants
- Biological Hazards
- Chemical Hazards
- Ergonomic Hazards
- Personal Protective Equipment Use
- Physical Hazards
Our team will also review policies and procedures such as recordkeeping, employee safety training, and current engineering, work practice, and administrative controls. We will measure the company’s methods against OSHA’s requirements, including any applicable updated COVID-19 guidance.
At the end of an audit by RPF Environmental, any appropriate action steps will result in a healthier work environment. Your company will also be better prepared for any potential OSHA inspection.
Nationwide & Industry-Wide Industrial Hygiene Consulting
RPF Environmental is an industrial hygiene consulting firm that has serviced thousands of satisfied clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Our certified professionals give clients a clear presentation of the options available to them, providing concise, timely reports with complete evaluations of the data.
Our experienced staff includes:
- Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH)
- Certified Safety Professionals (CSP)
- IH field technicians
- Hazardous material managers
- Laboratory technicians
Our experienced staff also partners with experts that include some of the region’s top professional geologists, engineers, ecologists, and more. As industry leaders, RPF Environmental is distinguished by a reputation for excellence when it comes to ensuring a safe working environment for organizations and employees, as well as achieving compliance with all applicable regulations.
In business since 1991, we offer some of the quickest turnarounds available in the entire industry, particularly when it comes to emergency situations and projects that are under an urgent deadline.
Find out how we can provide the superior, cost-effective services you need! Call 603-942-5432 to schedule your consultation.