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Industrial Hygiene Testing and Sampling Programs

The certified industrial hygienists (CIH) at 1Source have experience conducting thousands of industrial hygiene evaluations. These tests include sampling for physical stressors, biological hazards and chemicals to ensure workplace safety. Our evaluation lengths range from one day to multiple weeks, depending on your needs. We also assist in developing programs that identify possible hazardous exposures.

Our Industrial Hygiene Testing Programs and Services

1Source CIH professionals take the following steps to improve your workplace's industrial hygiene through IH surveys:

  • Identify possible vulnerabilities to chemical exposure
  • Design sampling surveys to determine the potential for exposure and overexposure
  • Develop recommendations to limit potential chemical exposure

To obtain the highest level of sampling accuracy possible, we only work with laboratories accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). Our CIH team can develop a customized testing plan that includes elements such as the following:

Chemical Substance Sampling

We have the knowledge, equipment and partnerships to test for a wide range of hazardous chemicals. Let 1Source develop a sampling strategy that identifies the most hazardous compounds in your line of work. Our chemical substance sampling methods include:

  • Air sampling
  • Surface sampling
  • Bulk sampling

Hazardous Chemicals Consulting

Our team can assist in managing hazardous chemicals to improve workplace safety and regulatory compliance. We improve organizations' hazardous chemical strategies through:

  • Chemical sampling and analysis plans
  • Source evaluations
  • Expert witness support
  • Emergency response planning
  • Chemical and physical sampling programs
  • Staff training

Physical Stressors Sampling

The 1Source CIH team can evaluate physical stressors to help you make data-informed strategies for a safer workplace. Our physical stressor sampling services include:

  • Radiation assessments
  • Noise assessments and hearing conservation
  • Heat stress assessments
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) assessments
  • Confined space assessments

Workplace Analysis and Monitoring

Workplace monitoring and analysis can help you ensure a safe, compliant workplace. Our services include:

  • Routine monitoring
  • Emergency monitoring
  • OSHA compliance monitoring
  • Job hazard analysis (JHA)

Consultations from Certified Industrial Hygienists at 1Source

A CIH has years of experience and extensive certification. Many of our staff members have CIH designation and specialize in various areas of industrial hygiene. The CIH professionals on our team will partner with you to find the right industrial hygiene solution for your organization.

Our CIH experts include:

  • Brian Hovendon
  • Dominick A. DiMichael
  • Dean Lamborn
  • Michael Campagna

SMARTouch Industrial Hygiene Software

SMARTouch from 1Source provides the solutions you need to collect and store industrial hygiene data through purpose-built software and survey reports. This software will streamline your in-house evaluations through:

  • PC and tablet compatibility
  • Searchable and editable data
  • Customizable reports

Learn More About Industrial Hygiene Evaluation From 1Source

For more information about our industrial hygiene testing and other workplace safety services, call 610-524-5525 .

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Commonly Asked Questions

What Is Industrial Hygiene?

Industrial hygiene is the recognition, evaluation, regulation and control of hazardous environmental conditions in the workplace. The hazardous conditions industrial hygiene practices mitigate can negatively impact an employee's health, well-being and comfort.

Three prominent organizations influence industrial hygiene regulations — the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The ACGIH is a nonprofit organization that provides resources for industrial hygienists — the individuals in charge of inspecting industrial hygiene and recommending regulations. The NIOSH and OSHA are federal agencies. The NIOSH conducts research and provides regulatory recommendations, while OSHA sets workplace regulations under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act).

OSHA partners with industrial hygienists who protect workers by:

  • Evaluating jobs for potential health hazards.
  • Contributing to OSHA standards for health hazards caused by harmful chemicals, biological substances and physical agents.
  • Supporting OSHA's national and regional offices.
  • Establishing field enforcement procedures.
  • Interpreting OSHA regulations and standards.

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Why Is Industrial Hygiene Important?

Prioritizing industrial hygiene at the workplace is important because it ensures the health and safety of your employees. Some of the most serious and common complications industrial hygiene can prevent include:

  • Illness: Industrial hygiene can prevent the transmission of diseases like anthrax or hepatitis B and C.
  • Respiratory ailments: Using personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent dust inhalation can prevent pneumonitis, chronic bronchitis and asbestosis.
  • Skin diseases: Mandating PPE prevents contact with contaminants that can cause eczema, rashes, dermatitis and blisters.
  • Poisoning: Adequate industrial hygiene will mitigate the risk of ingesting toxic chemicals or absorbing them through the skin.
  • Hearing loss: PPE and industrial hygiene tactics that protect workers' health and safety can also reduce sound levels and protect the ears.
  • Repetitive stress injuries: Industrial hygiene efforts include guidelines for posture, lifting techniques and mandatory breaks.

Additionally, industrial hygiene correlates with many of OSHA's regulations under OSHA 29 CFR 1910. Ensuring sufficient industrial hygiene at your facility will prevent costly violation fees.

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