Our Certified Industrial Hygienists help you protect the health of your employees through anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of health hazards at work. We help reduce exposure to toxic and hazardous substances, including chemical vapors, mists, or gases, metal dust and fumes, asbestos, silica, and more.
MAC Safety offers a full range of environmental industrial hygiene and occupational health services and is experienced at assisting clients in all aspects of anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of health and safety hazards. Our Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH) and Staff Industrial Hygienists have provided these services to construction companies, electric utilities, manufacturers, and other industries. Services include (but are not limited to):
- Chemical monitoring for worker exposures
- Noise dosimetry and Sound Level Meter surveys
- Chemical-specific worker training (Lead, Respirable Crystalline Silica, etc.)
- Industrial Hygiene Program Gap Analysis
- Respiratory Protection Program assessments and development
- Ventilation/HVAC surveys and assessments
- Bulk/wipe sample collection
- Indoor Air Quality evaluations
- Mold and Water Intrusion Investigations
- Respirator Fit-testing (Qualitative and Quantitative)
- Respirable Crystalline Silica compliance
- Occupational Health Assistance
- Medical Questionnaires for Respirator Use
- Expert Witness
- Workers’ Compensation claim assistance
- Ionizing and non-ionizing radiation monitoring
- Special projects involving unique Industrial Hygiene issues
- Chemical Monitoring for Worker Exposures
Our certified Industrial Hygienists work with our clients to anticipate and recognize occupational health and safety hazards by discussing, upfront the potential hazards and issues confronting workers. Often this involves our conducting a preliminary walk down of the facility or project to better gauge chemical hazards. Our certified Industrial Hygienists then develop a plan and strategy to conduct effective monitoring for chemical hazards, focusing on capturing representative exposure data for the client’s affected worker population. Monitoring is conducted consistent with applicable NIOSH, OSHA, or other sampling methods, and samples are submitted only to laboratories accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) for analysis.
Noise Dosimetry and Sound Level Meter Surveys
MAC Safety Inc has extensive experience conducting worker noise dosimetry and Sound Level Meter surveys to assess noise in the workplace. Our certified Industrial Hygienists know how to effectively identify exposed worker populations and draft a monitoring plan to determine 8-hour and other Time-Weighted Average noise exposures. We are also experienced in conducting comprehensive Sound Level Meter surveys to identify specific sources of significant noise. Whether from noise dosimetry results or Sound Level Meter surveys, our consultants can prepare a detailed report of our findings and recommendations for compliance and workers’ hearing protection.
Chemical-specific Worker Training (Lead, Respirable Crystalline Silica, etc.)
MAC Safety has conducted hundreds of topic-specific courses on occupational health topics including Lead, Respirable Crystalline Silica, Hexavalent Chromium, Noise, and other chemical and physical hazards. Our Safety Consultants will customize the training content to our client’s specific issues and needs, and we present information in a format to educate and motivate workers to prevent unnecessary exposures.
OSHA Standards Compliance Assistance
MAC Safety can review your operations or project for implications relative to OSHA occupational health and safety standards such as Hazard Communication, Respiratory Protection, and others. Our consultants can also conduct a review of your current occupational health programs to determine opportunities to better ensure OSHA compliance and consistency with industry Best Practices. If warranted, our Safety Consultants can respond to identified deficiencies by developing needed written programs, providing training, conducting monitoring, and securing PPE and other equipment
Respirator Fit-testing (Qualitative and Quantitative)
MAC Safety can conduct qualitative and quantitative respirator fit testing at your facility or project site. Quantitative respirator fit testing is more time-consuming and expensive; however, the result is a better determination of the fit of the respirator for the worker. Qualitative fit testing can be conducted using Bittrex, saccharin, or irritant smoke, and is recommended for respirators with an Assigned Protection Factor of up to ten (10). MAC Safety can also provide related services of reviewing OSHA-mandated Medical Questionnaires and conducting Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs).
Ventilation/HVAC Surveys and Assessments
MAC Safety has extensive experience conducting ventilation/HVAC surveys and determining needed ventilation to better ensure worker occupational health and safety. Specific services include lab hood evaluation, confined spaces ventilation, HVAC evaluation, and related assessments.