Why should you consider hiring an industrial hygienist? There are several good reasons starting with the health of you and your workers is one of the most important things. Even if you don’t get other things right you have to get the air quality and safety correct for obvious reasons. Many times dealing with insurance companies a qualified industrial hygienist or microbiologist can use scientific data to prove to the insurance company that there is a hazard and help claims get paid. When construction crews are working and possibly stirring up dust and appropriate containment precautions are not being used, a call to the hygienist to have him come check and explain to everyone the best way to avoid hazards would be prudent. A little prevention can go along way in maintaining employee morale and heath. If an employee is getting sick or feeling general malaise when they arrive at work they will not be as productive and are likely to miss work more often than if the workplace was clean and free of hazards.
MCS or Multiple chemical sensitivity is caused by a variety of environmental factors. Low level Ozone, nuisance dust, airborne mold, pollen, dust mites, radon, lead, asbestos, insect debris, fiberglass, volatile organic compounds, soil gasses, even electromagnetic exposure from being too close to high voltage power lines along with numerous other factors including stress and lighting that have a cumulative effect of individuals. Carbon dioxide levels in a building in a home or office setting is very important monitor and can be an indicator of a microbe problem or lack of fresh air ventilation.
Most work is associated with monitoring levels of welding gases or diesel emissions in a confined area or nuisance dust testing in a manufacturing area. We are also capable of testing water, soil or the air any known contaminants. A recommendation for what should be sampled for will be made after a site evaluation and screening. Call our friendly staff to see how we can help at 417-889-2612.