The practice of industrial hygiene is both an art and a science, requiring a strategy that enables you to proactively recognize, evaluate, and control workplace health and safety risks.
Strategies to Minimize Risks
Through our industrial hygiene consulting services, we develop strategies that not only help minimize risks that can impact the well-being of your employees and surrounding communities, but can also help mitigate potential damage to your company’s reputation and profitability.
Our Industrial Hygiene Approach
We have a nationwide network of Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIHs), which means we are where you are. Our CIHs are experienced in designing and implementing health and safety solutions that are strategically aligned with your business goals and applicable regulatory requirements. Under the close supervision of CIHs, trained industrial hygiene technicians execute field sampling protocols and work with the larger team to efficiently and effectively implement strategies that improve workplace health and safety.
By combining strategic thinking and multidisciplinary perspectives with technical expertise and pragmatic action, we do more than effectively solve industrial hygiene challenges; we deliver sustainable results for a better future.
Our Industrial Hygiene Services
Our industrial hygiene services aim to reduce business and compliance risks and keep employees healthy, comfortable, and productive by evaluating and improving key workplace exposures. That’s why we provide a range of industrial hygiene assessment options.
From common allergens like dust, pollen, and animal dander to more significant health concerns such as carbon monoxide and chemical off-gassing, indoor air quality issues can have a significant impact on employee health, safety, and productivity. But air impurities are nearly impossible to detect without careful measurement and monitoring, making workplace air quality assessments a valuable tool.
Our team of CIHs uses a practical approach to identify concerns and deploys advanced technical instruments to identify air quality concerns in and around your offices or facilities. Once the testing is complete, our team will analyze the results and provide you with strategic recommendations to help you mitigate and control pollutants – and more importantly, to provide improved comfort to your employees.
Noisy workplace environments are par for the course at any company. But too much nuisance noise can impair alertness, productivity, and awareness of potential safety hazards. In addition, prolonged exposure to high levels of noise can also cause hearing impairment or ear damage. And let’s face it, no one wants to work in a noisy environment each day.
With our trained industrial hygiene professionals, we can conduct detailed sound surveys of your workplace to evaluate for unwanted noise sources that impede workplace productivity or health. Based upon the survey results, we determine if particular processes, tasks, or equipment are contributing to nuisance noise levels – or if additional detailed sampling is warranted to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements. Then, we provide recommendations to guide sound reduction and bring noise below applicable regulatory limits.
Unfortunately, a sound survey only provides high-level information on noise at a workplace. To determine actual employee exposures to noise and evaluate the need for a hearing conservation program, Antea Group can develop and implement a more thorough workplace noise exposure assessment using dosimetry.
Our industrial hygiene team and CIHs use dosimeters to record and monitor personal noise exposure of the duration of a work shift, to determine compliance with applicable federal standards. This data allows Antea Group’s team to evaluate and recommend appropriate strategies to manage both risk and compliance, and to provide guidance on specific control measures that you can implement in the workplace.
Employers are required to protect workers from inorganic lead exposure by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). Lead can be found in the air and on surfaces in many commercial and industrial buildings, and once ingested or inhaled, it can cause harm to many of the body’s organs.
To help employers meet these requirements and keep workers healthy, our industrial hygiene team performs air sampling to determine personal exposure levels, as well as wipe sampling to measure the contamination levels of various work surfaces.
Contaminants and Metals Sampling
In addition to lead, other metals and potentially harmful contaminants can be present in the workplace that pose a threat to employee health and safety. To identify and ensure these contaminants are within exposure limits established by OSHA, our industrial hygiene consultants use targeted air sampling and monitoring. Our CIHs can do this type of sampling for any industrial process where metals are used frequently, including welding, painting, electroplating, and more.
Mold is everywhere in our environment, but the negative stigma around mold can make it a difficult situation to remedy in the workplace. Mold growth, generally a sign of water intrusion or inadequate HVAC controls, can have a negative impact on both worker health and building integrity.
Antea Group provides 3rd party assessment, inspection and sampling services for suspected and/or confirmed mold cases. This includes evaluation of both readily visible potential molds and “hidden mold,” sources of water damage, or water intrusion. Antea Group can provide an evaluation of remediation options and associated costs as needed, in addition to post‐remediation inspections and sampling. We do not provide mold remediation services directly, but can work with our extensive network of partners to support any complex mold remediation needs.