Employee Exposure Monitoring
In almost every workplace there is a potential for employee exposure to toxic or hazardous substances. Employee Exposure Monitoring can help assess whether a risk of exposure to hazardous substances is present. With this type of monitoring, Western Consulting Associates performs a site inspection and interviews with on-site employees. Using direct-reading instruments as well as full-shift or task-specific personal exposure sampling, real-time measurement of chemical and physical agents is conducted. Sampling results are compared to OSHA, ACGIH or NIOSH standards to verify that the presence of hazardous materials is kept within safe limits. If excess levels are found, we can help identify engineering controls to reduce exposure, or identify appropriate personal protect equipment if exposure to excessive levels cannot be prevented.
Many workplaces also experience noise levels that may exceed OSHA guidelines. Using direct-reading as well as full-shift personal exposure sampling instruments, a complete survey of noise levels is conducted. Sampling results are compared to OSHA, ACGIH, or NIOSH standards to verify that noise levels remain within published safe limits. If noise levels exceed these limits, we can help identify engineering controls and appropriate personal protective equipment to reduce employee exposure to a level within safe limits.