Industrial Hygiene Exposure Assessment Services

Anticipate & Recognize

Workers can be exposed to a wide range of physical, chemical and biological hazards that can threaten their health and wellbeing. These agents can go unrecognized by even the most trained safety professional. At SCS, we have an experienced and highly trained team of industrial hygiene professionals devoted to ensure that your workers are protected from hazards that may arise from their daily work activities. We have the knowledge, skills and dedication to identify workplace exposure hazards and assess the risks involved.

Chemical Hazards:

  • Solvents
  • Aldehydes
  • Particulates
  • Metals
  • Welding Fumes
  • Diesel Fumes
  • Crystalline Silica
  • VOCs

Physical Hazards:

  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Lighting
  • Temperature extremes
  • Radiation

Biological Hazards:

Evaluation & Control

Once the hazards have been identified and the risks assessed, the SCS industrial hygienists will put forward a plan to evaluate the hazards by means of exposure assessment monitoring of the physical, chemical or biological agents. The evaluation will characterize worker exposures, identify contaminant exposure pathways, and identify the need for control options. Control options range from elimination, substitution, engineering, administrative and personal protective equipment.

Professional services include:

  • 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
  • Recommendations for improvement

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

For more information, please contact:

Ted Letourneau, B.Sc., EP
Group Lead, Industrial Hygiene Division
Phone: (780) 485-3585