Industrial Hygiene and Exposure Monitoring
Occupational Hygiene is the discipline of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling health hazards in the working environment with the objective of protecting worker health and well-being as well as safeguarding the community at large. Hygiene is the science devoted to the management of those factors arising in or from the workplace that may cause sickness, impaired health, or illness among workers.
Industrial Hygiene is used when:
- Health hazard issues arise
- Regulatory changes are proclaimed
- New projects and processes are being engineered
- Risk assessments are performed
- New materials and equipment are introduced to the workplace
Industrial air quality and other job safety standards cannot be taken lightly.
JADA Solutions (HSE) Inc. offers industrial hygiene services that help your company provide clean air and a safe work environment for your employees. We will help determine the cause and origin of a wide range of industrial hazards, and make safety recommendations.
Beyond advocating basic industrial hygiene, JADA Solutions (HSE) Inc. offers indoor air quality testing and analysis, mould investigation, mould cause and origin determinations, noise monitoring, employee exposure monitoring, chemical and particulate sampling. Through our safety and monitoring surveys, and occupational exposure assessments, we can help you ensure that your workplace poses no threats to worker health.
In order to help our clients achieve a safer and healthier work place we offer the following Industrial Hygiene Technical Services:
- Baseline Industrial Hygiene Surveys;
- Industrial Hygiene and Safety Program Audits;
- Noise Testing;
- Air Sampling/Personnel Monitoring for various chemicals; and
- Emergency Response to Exposure Events.
In order to initiate and maintain a safer work place for our clients employees the following Industrial Hygiene and Health & Safety Management Services are offered:
- Program Development Such as Hearing Conservation, Specific Codes of Practice, Respiratory Protection, Hazard Communication and Monitoring Protocols;
- Health and Safety Program Development;
- Respirator Selection and Respirator Fit Testing;
- MSDS Development and Review;
- Industrial Hygiene Program Development including Exposure Assessments, Air Sampling Strategies, Risk Assessment, Respiratory Protection, Hazard Communication, Regulatory Compliance and Training.
JADA Solutions (HSE) Inc. has carried out assessments of exposure to noise within the workplace to help our clients comply with the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulations and Code.
These assessments and surveys are required for a large range of workplace environments from manufacturing and construction, to schools and office environments. Often only small areas of these organizations may pose a risk to health and the introduction of simple safeguards and working practices can resolve any potential problems caused by elevated noise levels. For example, you may have areas of your business that you have difficulty communicating in. If you find yourself having to shout to make yourself heard, it is very probable that you have a problem and action may be required to ensure employee’s hearing is not damaged.
Noise Zone Identification is carried out by plotting noise levels onto site plans so that noise contours can be measured; this permits “hearing protection zones” to be set up to enable managers to appreciate where concerns exist and for staff to know where protection should be worn.
Dosimetry can be carried out for specific persons to monitor every minute of their work shift, thus further clarifying their personal exposure levels, and allowing short term concerns to be pinpointed.
These types of noise monitoring will determine the most suitable control method to reduce exposure of noise, and enable you to select the most suitable ear protection for your workplace.
A report will be issued detailing all findings from the noise monitoring / risk assessment along with necessary workplace changes that must be made, and recommendations of what hearing protection is required.
JADA Solutions (HSE) Inc. has also helped to build hearing conservation programs which have included but are not limited to:
- yearly noise measurements
- education and training
- hearing protection selection
- engineered and administrative noise control
- posting of noise hazard areas
- audiometric (hearing) testing,
- annual program reviews
Occupational Exposure Monitoring
Our overall objective is to assist firms in complying with Safety, Health, and Environmental legislation, while maintaining or improving process efficiency. We recognize that our clients need us to find solutions, rather than just define problems, and we are fortunate in being able to call upon the extensive experience within our organization.
Many people are exposed to a variety of hazardous substances at work that can, under certain circumstances, have a harmful effect on their health. A hazardous substance can occur in many forms; for example: solids, liquids, vapours, gases, dust, fibres, fumes, mist and smoke.
The JADA Solutions (HSE) Inc. is available to undertake a wide range of personal monitoring campaigns for all types of hazardous substances in accordance with the latest monitoring methods and techniques.
JADA Solutions (HSE) Inc. has carried out occupational exposure monitoring with clients for various chemical hazards including:
- Welding fumes
On completion of the exposure monitoring, a full interpretive report will be provided where all analysis results will be related to current occupational exposure limits, with recommendations and advice provided on how to reduce employee exposure where necessary.