Worker Exposure Monitoring & Training

Industrial Hygiene

Lawrence has conducted dozens of industrial hygiene assessments in the tri-state area. Typical assessments involve a team of industrial hygienists who conduct onsite evaluations. In addition, we analyze workplace contaminant samples using affiliated laboratories and prepare reports summarizing our evaluation results and recommendations for control strategies. Our industrial hygiene services include:

Industrial Hygiene Assessments: Lawrence assessments involve one or more industrial hygienists who provide on-site consulting services. Assessments include a briefing with our client contact, a walk-through site inspection, and possibly interviews with on-site employees. Employee exposure assessments may involve real time measurement of chemical and physical agents using direct reading instruments as well as full shift and task specific personal exposure sampling. Samples are analyzed in Lawrence's affiliated laboratories, which are accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). Based on analytical results and the investigators? observations and interviews with personnel, Lawrence may develop specific recommendations for exposure control strategies.

Program Preparation and/or Review: Lawrence has helped many clients develop or maintain industrial hygiene programs that comply with federal, state, and local regulations. Over the years, the Lawrence staff has developed hazard communication programs and accompanying Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS's). We have also developed a variety of employee training programs, including respiratory protection, confined space entry, and hearing conservation.

OSHA Compliance Assessments: Lawrence conducts periodic assessments of existing industrial hygiene programs, procedures, and practices for compliance with OSHA standards. To assess compliance, our staff reviews and evaluated a client's written procedures, policies, and programs, and verifies that the programs are functioning efficiently throughout the facility.