What is Industrial Hygiene?

Industrial Hygiene is the science devoted to the anticipation, recognition, testing, evaluation and control of environmental factors in the workplace, which may cause sickness, impaired health or significant discomfort among workers or people in the non-workplace locations.

What can Aero do for you?

Aero-Environmental Consulting can provide the investigation of potential occupational health hazards by anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of workplace or home issues. These evaluations are conducted with a solutions-based outcome as the goal. The types of chemical, biological and physical hazards that have been evaluated in the past include the following:

• Noise
• Solvents
• Ergonomics
• Cleaning compounds
• Blood-borne pathogens
• Radiation such as ultraviolet light
• Legionella and other infectious agents
• Industrial chemicals such as styrene and xylene
• Sterilizers such as formaldehyde and glutaraldehyde
• Particulates including respirable dust, silica and cotton dust
• Gases such as carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide and ethylene oxide

Why invest in occupational health and safety?

• minimize workplace illnesses and injuries
• minimize Workers’ Compensation costs
• improve productivity
• improve worker satisfaction
• demonstrate management commitment to workers

Why hire a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)?

This professional certification is attained by persons with at least a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience and successful completion of rigorous written examinations.

With years of experience in manufacturing, office, university, hospital and residential settings, Aero Environmental Consulting can provide solutions to the occupational health and safety needs of employers. Whether you require a comprehensive evaluation or basic testing, the staff at Aero-Environmental can fulfill your needs.

Training Aero-Environmental Consulting can provide program development and training for most hazards regulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA). Safety and health hazards that are not regulated by OSHA, such as ergonomics and certain chemical exposures, can also be addressed.

Examples of programs that Aero-Environmental has developed and provided training for include the following:

• Hearing Conservation
• Respiratory Protection
• Laboratory Safety
• Hazard Communication
• Blood-borne Pathogens
• Confined Space
• Lock Out-Tag Out

Laboratory Safety

Research, quality control and teaching labs may have significant hazards present that are undetected. A comprehensive checklist of lab safety hazards will be used to find safety issues in order to eliminate the potential for illness or injury.

Aero-Environmental Consulting is able to provide comprehensive programs to help prevent illness and injury in teaching, research, clinical and quality control laboratories. Programs developed for the improvement of lab safety include the development of a Chemical Hygiene Plan, a comprehensive inspection protocol, safety committee development, newsletter preparation and safety training. Some of the hazards encountered in laboratories include the following: carcinogens, highly toxic chemicals, corrosive chemicals, flammable chemicals, infectious agents, electromagnetic radiation such as ultraviolet light, lasers and X-rays, and sharp materials.

Aero-Environmental is certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene

Occupational Health and Safety Services Provided

• Evaluation of chemical exposure
• Noise exposure and measurement
• Indoor air quality evaluation
• Mold evaluation and testing
• OSHA facility auditing
• Program development for OSHA standards
• Training on OSHA topics
• Respiratory Protection
• Respirator fit testing
• Hazard Communication
• Bloodborne Pathogens
• Confined Space
• Lock-Out Tag-Out
• Lab Safety Program
• Lab Safety Audit
• Hospital Health and Safety
• Office and lab ergonomics
• Sampling methods development
• Safety committee leadership
• Technical report review

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