The safety and health of employees is of utmost importance in any workplace. One of the ways to ensure workplace safety is by monitoring the air quality. This is particularly important in industries where employees are exposed to toxic and hazardous substances. In the United States, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established regulations for air monitoring in the workplace.
In accordance with OSHA regulations, a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is responsible for determining which chemicals could be of concern at a particular workplace. A CIH can help detect potential chemical or physical exposures, assess their seriousness, and help manage or eliminate the danger.
At your facility, we will conduct air monitoring tests for toxic substances and chemicals based on industry regulations and OSHA compliance standards. These tests can include monitoring for organic solvents, heavy metals, gases, bioaerosols, airborne particulates (including Respirable Crystalline Silica), welding fume monitoring including hexavalent chromium, and many more.
It is important to note that air monitoring is not a one-time event. It should be conducted regularly to ensure that the air quality remains safe for employees. Additionally, if any changes are made to the workplace, such as the introduction of new chemicals or processes, air monitoring should be conducted again to ensure that the air quality remains safe.
Air monitoring is an essential part of ensuring workplace safety. It is important to work with a qualified industrial hygienist to detect potential chemical or physical exposures, assess their seriousness, and help manage or eliminate the danger. By conducting regular air monitoring tests, we can ensure that the air quality remains safe for employees and prevent any potential health hazards.