Assessment of occupational exposure hazards

Physical and chemical hazards to identify

Your company’s workers can be exposed to a wide range of physical and chemical hazards that can threaten their health and well being, including the following:

Physical Hazards:

  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Lighting
  • Temperature extremes
  • Radiation

Chemical Hazards:

  • Solvents
  • Aldehydes
  • Particulates
  • Metals
  • Welding fumes
  • Diesel fumes
  • Crystalline silica
  • VOCs

The majority of even seasoned generalist safety staff in most companies don’t have the knowledge or skills to identify these workplace exposure hazards and accurately assess the risks involved.

That is where SCS can come in to supplement their skillset with our industrial hygiene division staff.

Evaluation and control service options

You can access the services of our industrial hygienists to identify the hazards and assess the risks. They will also recommend a plan to evaluate the hazards by means of exposure assessment monitoring of the physical or chemical agents. The evaluation will characterize worker exposures, identify contaminant exposure pathways, and identify the need for control options. Those control options range from elimination, substitution, engineering, administrative and personal protective equipment.

To accomplish this, our industrial hygiene services include the following:

  • facility walk-through to identify potential hazards,
  • review of work practices and procedures,
  • development of sampling strategies,
  • sample collection and analysis,
  • data evaluation,
  • occupational hygiene audits,
  • critical task prioritizing with respect to exposure potential,
  • ventilation assessments, and
  • recommendations for improvement.

Sampling is carried out as per National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Methods, Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Act and Code requirements, and current industrial hygiene best practices.

To find out more about these services, click the button below to e-mail to discuss your occupation exposure and physical/chemical hazard concerns