Environmental

ANTICIPATING, RECOGNIZING, EVALUATING and CONTROLLING environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the work place that may result in injury, illness, or impairment, or affect the well-being of workers and members of the community is the job of an Industrial Hygienist. The various environmental factors or stresses than can cause sickness and impaired health or significant discomfort in workers are classified as chemical, physical, biological, or ergonomic CHEMICAL HAZARDS 

The majority of occupational health hazards arise from inhaling chemical agents in the form of vapors, gases, dusts, fumes, and mists, or by skin contact with these materials. The degree of risks of handling a given substance depends on the magnitude and duration of exposure.

PHYSICAL HAZARDS

Problems caused by such things as noise, temperatures extremes, ionizing radiation, non ionizing radiation, and pressure extremes are physical stresses. It is important that employers be alerted to these hazards because of the possible immediate or cumulative effects on the health of employees.

BIOLOGICAL HAZARDS

These are living in organisms or its properties that can cause an adverse response in humans. They can be part of the total environment or associated with a particular occupation.

ERGONOMIC HAZARDS 

These include improperly designed tools, work areas, or work procedures. Improper lifting or reaching, poor visual conditions, or repeated motions in an awkward position can result in accidents or illnesses in the occupational environment. The benefits being measured in terms of human efficiency and well-being are of prime importance.

Barragan Corp International, A Strategic Risk Management Company has a team of certified industrial hygienists able to assess your workplace exposures and conduct appropriate monitoring in order to identify YOUR workplace exposure hazards. Services include but not limited to:

  • Investigating and examining the workplace for hazards and potential dangers
  • Making recommendations on improving the safety of workers and the surrounding community
  • Conducting scientific research to provide data on possible harmful conditions in workplace
  • Developing techniques to anticipate and control potentially dangerous situations in the workplace and the community
  • Ergonomic evaluations
  • MSDS management and organization
  • Worker air monitoring, Air sampling, Noise level surveys, Medical program surveillance
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