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What Is Industrial Hygiene Monitoring?

Industrial hygiene and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance services from 2Six Advisors can help you meet and exceed industry standards. With our guidance, you can protect your workers from illness and injury. Industrial hygiene involves mitigating numerous hazards that affect employees’ well-being and productivity. Our industrial hygienists help you discover areas of improvement, develop safety plans and cultivate a workplace safety culture.

Industrial hygiene monitoring is the process of identifying and correcting potential health hazards in various workplaces and industries. Regardless of what business you conduct at your facility, workers are often exposed to many risks. While many people associate workplace danger with heavy machinery use, industrial hygiene encompasses many other threats.

In fact, an industrial hygienist works to combat biological, chemical, ergonomic and physical hazards, all of which pose a potential risk of illness or injury to your team.

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OSHA's Role and Safety Compliance

The United States government formed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to ensure workers’ safety through the identification and removal of potential hazards. Each industry must follow specific guidelines to comply and ensure employee safety.

OSHA’s regulations are compliance-based, and the organization enforces its standards through fines. However, an unsafe work environment can have many other consequences for employees, including stress, injury, illness and even death. OSHA’s guidelines seek to protect workers by outlining and ending unsafe work practices.

The United States government formed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to ensure workers’ safety through the identification and removal of potential hazards. Each industry must follow specific guidelines to comply and ensure employee safety.

OSHA’s regulations are compliance-based, and the organization enforces its standards through fines. However, an unsafe work environment can have many other consequences for employees, including stress, injury, illness and even death. OSHA’s guidelines seek to protect workers by outlining and ending unsafe work practices.

Examples of Contaminants and Hazards

Our Industrial Hygiene Services

2Six Advisors understands the significance of meeting and exceeding safety guidelines. Our team of professionals offers industrial hygiene services to keep you and your employees safe in the workplace. OSHA compliance and industrial hygiene go together. Keeping your employees’ health and well-being in mind can promote productivity and safety in your facility.

Our Industrial Hygiene Services

2Six Advisors understands the significance of meeting and exceeding safety guidelines. Our team of professionals offers industrial hygiene services to keep you and your employees safe in the workplace. OSHA compliance and industrial hygiene go together. Keeping your employees’ health and well-being in mind can promote productivity and safety in your facility.

Our Industrial Hygiene Services

2Six Advisors understands the significance of meeting and exceeding safety guidelines. Our team of professionals offers industrial hygiene services to keep you and your employees safe in the workplace. OSHA compliance and industrial hygiene go together. Keeping your employees’ health and well-being in mind can promote productivity and safety in your facility.

Our Industrial Hygiene Services

2Six Advisors understands the significance of meeting and exceeding safety guidelines. Our team of professionals offers industrial hygiene services to keep you and your employees safe in the workplace. OSHA compliance and industrial hygiene go together. Keeping your employees’ health and well-being in mind can promote productivity and safety in your facility.

Industrial hygiene involves eliminating risks from four key areas: biological, ergonomic, chemical and physical. Understanding each type of hazard will give you a complete picture of why industrial hygiene is essential to running a business. Here are some examples of contaminants or issues you may find in each category:

  • Biological: Many hazards occur in industries like healthcare or schools where workers experience frequent exposure to bodily fluids. Examples of biological hazards include viruses, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or COVID-19. Mold, animal feces and insect bites are also considered biological health hazards.
  • Ergonomic: These hazards relate to industries where workers engage in the extended use of the body in a particular way. Examples of ergonomic hazards include repetitive movements, inadequate chairs or other seating and lifting heavy materials often or improperly.
  • Chemical: This type of hazard involves liquids, solids or gases that pose a risk to workers who ingest,  breathe or are in prolonged contact with them. Examples of chemical hazards include cleaning solutions, pesticides, lead and propane.
  • Physical: These hazards can harm the body in less obvious ways than improper machinery use or failure. Examples of physical hazards include prolonged exposure to high radiation levels, excessive noise and extreme temperatures.

Another workplace hazard is air contaminants, which are typically separated into their own category. Examples of air contaminants include chloroform, toxic metal dust, mercury and silica.

Initial Audit and Review

What is industrial hygiene testing? When our industrial hygienists arrive at your facility, they will conduct an initial audit. This testing will help you see what OSHA guidelines you currently meet and what needs improvement. These audits will also help you determine what biological, chemical, physical or ergonomic hazards are present in your workplace. Our team will review our findings with you and help you plan a strategy to reduce these issues.

Ongoing Compliance Services and Monitoring

What is industrial hygiene monitoring? While an initial audit is beneficial, maintaining OSHA and industrial hygiene compliance typically requires ongoing testing and examination. Whether you begin working with new machinery or cleaning supplies or OSHA releases new guidelines, you and your employees will need further guidance. Our team will monitor your compliance measures to keep you updated and informed while checking on considerations like equipment and air contaminants. We can also provide ongoing testing for biological, physical, ergonomic or chemical hazards.

Proprietary Schedule Tool for Material and Chemical Review

Our proprietary schedule tool is an efficient way to keep track of what materials you need to audit and when. Making note of various dates and materials by hand is time-consuming and prone to user error, but it can also be challenging to keep track of multiple spreadsheets on the computer. Our scheduling tool helps take the confusion out of the auditing process by telling you when you need to address concerns regarding specific materials or chemicals.

Safety Culture Beyond Compliance

OSHA compliance guidelines are present for you and your employees’ safety. However, these standards can be more than something you are legally obligated to incorporate into your business. Safety culture goes beyond compliance because it helps create an environment where workers feel prioritized, protected and appreciated.

What does that mean for your business? Creating a safety culture can reduce the risk of illness or injury, increase productivity and improve employee retention. In an informed facility that emphasizes a safety culture, workers understand expectations and perform these actions without hesitation. 2Six Advisors will work with you to ensure that protecting your workers becomes an integral part of your operations.

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When you partner with 2Six Advisors for industrial hygiene testing and monitoring services, you receive targeted and specific care. We are a small company, which means we can dedicate more time to your business. Our industrial hygiene services are customizable to fit your facility’s specific needs, and we’ll develop tailored, practical solutions that prioritize your safety goals.

One of our professionals will work with you on-site to develop and implement a safety and industrial hygiene plan. 2Six Advisors want to help you achieve and go beyond OSHA compliance by creating a lasting safety culture. Please contact us online today for more information and to request a free quote.

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