Occupational safety and health consultant
We can conduct confidential on-site occupational safety and health surveys to ensure compliance with applicable OSHA regulations. Surveys can be limited in scope to specific areas where subject matter expertise is needed or of a comprehensive nature to assess the entire work-site(s).
OSHA requires occupational exposure sampling for employers using various potentially toxic and hazardous substances in the workplace. Occupational air sampling of these substances to ensure that your employees are within those occupational exposure limit (OEL) concentrations can be conducted to fit your needs. If exposures are found to exceed applicable OSHA permissible exposure limits (PEL), assistance for corrective action can be provided.
Industry best practice concentrations (e.g. American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists Threshold Limit Values) as will be provided for chemicals that may not have regulatory limits in place. Occupational air sampling can assist with worker's compensation insurance premiums.
Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality challenges are on the rise for employees who spend many of their working hours indoors. We are capable of assessing for indoor air contaminants and can assist with appropriate corrective actions to abate them. One of the primary indoor air quality contaminants is mold.
Spores of mold constantly float through the air, both indoors and outdoors. As mold spores land on wet areas, they survive by digesting the surface they land on and continue to grow. This is especially a problem for porous surfaces such as wood, drywall, paper, carpet, and furniture. If moisture is not eliminated from saturating these surfaces then mold growth can occur. This can become rampant if it remains unabated. We can provide guidance to clients on how to identify, evaluate, and control unwanted mold growth and related health exposures. Industry best practices from American National Standards Institute, Indoor Air Quality Association and American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers are implemented as appropriate.
OSHA Authorized Outreach Training
OSHA Outreach Training program courses are designed to train workers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards within the workplace. Some job-sites, federal institutions, and employers are requiring that employers and employees have a 10 or 30 OSHA outreach training card. Other employers may opt for this voluntary training to reduce insurance premiums and occupational injuries and illnesses. As an OSHA Authorized Trainer, we can provide training in the fields of Construction, General Industry, and Disaster Site worker.
Customized Safety Training
With experience as a former OSHA compliance officer, we can provide customized training to meet your needs. Subjects that can be taught include, but are not limited to:
The best way to address where an employer may have deficiencies in their safety program is to have a subject matter expert assess for gaps. That's where we come in. It is vital to be proactive about assessing safety within your organization. Our staff can help you conduct hazard assessments to evaluate for safety gaps. These can be limited to certain job tasks or areas at the site, or can be comprehensive in nature.
All audits and gap analysis reports are confidential to the employer for consideration of further steps. In some instances regulations may not be present regarding unique occupational hazards. Industry best practices and recognized statements from safety and health professionals are used.
With experience as a former OSHA compliance officer, we know the inspection process and can determine where further development may be needed. If you do not know what OSHA programs are required, we can help employers with the development of applicable ones. Some examples or required written programs include, but are not limited to:
Post OSHA Inspection Assistance
In many instances, employers may not have adequately allocated resources to ensuring compliance with OSHA regulations. This is often realized after an OSHA compliance inspection has occurred. Our subject matter expert can help with understanding next steps as well as the development and implementation of abatement actions. Post inspection, it is important to comprehend how to promptly implement correction actions for violative conditions.
Ergonomics is the field of study of finding ways to keep people safe, comfortable, and productive while they perform tasks at work and home. The guiding principle to ergonomics is to make the task fit the person performing it without overly stressing the person’s abilities or ignoring limitations. The goal of ergonomics is to design equipment, tools, job tasks, and the environment to maximize productivity and efficiency by reducing worker fatigue and discomfort. We can assist with reducing risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs), and other acute traumas in the workplace through ergonomics assessments.