Industrial Hygiene (Worker Safety)

Industrial Hygiene includes recognizing, assessing and controlling environmental, physical and chemical hazards in the work place that could compromise employees' health and well-being. Examples of hazards include volatile organic compounds, noise, respirable dust, mold and allergens. Testing can be performed to investigate a complaint, or to confirm regulatory compliance. The purpose of testing will be used to determine whether a personal sample or area sample should be collected. Depending on the parameter, direct-read instruments or laboratory analysis is used to obtain results. Results are then compared with Permissible Exposure Levels (PEL) set by OSHA (as applicable).

Services Offered

Ellis regularly provide industrial hygiene monitoring for the following work-related contaminants:

  • asbestos
  • allergens
  • respirable dust
  • carbon monoxide
  • carbon dioxide
  • ultra-fine particles
  • temperature
  • noise
  • mold
  • lead dust
  • benzene
  • toluene
  • heavy metals
  • formaldehyde