Industrial Hygiene

EIS Consulting's Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH) can provide expert services for your organization by monitoring physical stressors and chemical and biological contaminants. We will determine the level of chemical exposure in your workplace and compare these results to the OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL) and American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Values (TLV) by using various sampling methods. For chemicals without established occupational exposure limits, we are able to evaluate other sources for chemical hazard data and determine a comparative value. You will be provided will an accurate detailed report on the current situation and possible recommendations, if there happens to be any.

When should you evaluate for chemical exposure in the workplace?

  • When the employer is uncertain about exposure levels to employees and want to ensure proper protective equipment is utilized.
  • When employees have complaints about chemical exposures or health effects.
  • When the employer is concerned about the well-being and long-term health of his or her employees.
  • When required by an OSHA standard.
  • OSHA regulates a number of substances, most of which require baseline air monitoring and depending on the results, need some type of periodic monitoring.
  • OSHA also requires exposures to be below the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) for many more substances that are regulated.
  • OSHA mandates that companies who require their employees to wear respirators must know the levels of chemical contaminant present.
  • This typically requires sampling or exposure modeling.
  • To determine if control measures which were put in place are effective.
  • When work processes change or work hours increase to determine if over-exposures are occurring as a result of new changes.
  • When the materials involved have very low exposure limits.