Occupational Exposure Studies
Occupational exposure monitoring is an important and useful quantitative tool that documents levels of contaminants generated by processes, reactions, or activities in the work area. It provides useful information in determining compliance with the various Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) occupational exposure limits, evaluates the effectiveness of engineering and administrative controls, and helps to determine the appropriate level of personal protective equipment necessary to perform work details. Monitoring requirements depend on the specific standard. Initial monitoring is used to determine the effectiveness of engineering and administrative controls. Further monitoring is not required if the monitoring results are below the OSHA exposure limits. However, if monitoring results exceed occupational exposure limits periodic monitoring may be required. Additional monitoring is also required when there is a change in production volumes, processes, equipment, or materials.
Occupational Noise Exposure
The OSHA Noise Exposure Standard 1910.95 requires employers to establish a hearing conservation program whenever employee noise levels equal or exceed an eight-hour time weighted average of 85 decibels also known as the Action Level. E&E understands the need for an effective hearing conservation program and has assisted numerous clients with their hearing conservation program by:
E&E has conducted numerous Industrial Hygiene (IH) exposure monitoring surveys in many manufacturing sectors for a wide range of contaminants.
E&E has assisted many health and safety (H&S) managers with the development of a variety of cost-effective health and safety programs including:
E&E has also provided on-site training to employees and supervisors to meet the training required to participate in these programs.