Safety & Industrial Hygiene
Advanced GeoServices provides a diverse set of services to our clients in the manufacturing, construction, insurance, and laboratory industries. It is our goal to reduce your company’s risk while creating a safe, OSHA-compliant workplace with solutions that work for you. We believe that successful safety programs start with your organization’s commitment to safety partnered with our expert guidance and services. The National Safety Council reported that studies show that every $1 invested in safety will yield a $3 to $6 return on investment. We are prepared to help your company identify and address facility hazards, risks, & compliance challenges and save you money in the long run.
Industrial Hygiene Services:
• Employee Exposure Assessments
• Noise Studies
• Indoor Air Quality Studies
• Chemical Monitoring
• Particulate Monitoring
• Fume Monitoring
• SDS Development/Review
• Hearing Conservation Plans
• Litigation Support
• 10 & 30 Hour OSHA Outreach Training for Construction & General Industry
• On-Site Training
• 40 Hour Hazardous Waste Site Worker
• Blood borne Pathogens
• Confined Space
• Fall Protection
• Customized Training
• Emergency Action & Fire Safety
• First Aid / CPR / AED
• Forklift Operator
• Hazard Communication
• Hearing Conservation
• Ladder Safety
• Lead Awareness
• Lockout / Tagout
• Personal Protective Equipment
• Respiratory Protection
• Safety Committee Training
• Silica Awareness
• Supervisor/Manager Training
OSHA Compliance Services:
• Assistance with Response to OSHA Citations
• Certified PPE Assessments
• Mock OSHA Inspections
• OSHA Compliance Assessments
• OSHA Record Keeping Programs
• Respirator Fit Tests
• Safety Inspections
• Safety Policies/Programs
• Global Harmonized System
• Safety Staff Support (Out Sourcing)
• Safety Training
• Safety Staffing
Advanced GeoServices can help your company determine if an air monitoring study should be performed as per OSHA regulations to assess exposure to airborne contaminants. Our Industrial Hygienist will design a monitoring protocol and perform an employee exposure assessment based on information collected. Sample data is interpreted in a written report with regard to employee health hazards plus OSHA permissible exposure limits. Advanced GeoServices will subsequently develop a cost-effective plan using substitution, elimination, and/or engineering controls to minimize potential employee exposures. Every year workers are exposed to dangerous noise levels in their work place. Being overexposed to high noise levels can result in permanent hearing loss, which is an OSHA recordable injury. Advanced GeoServices can determine if your facility needs a noise survey to help determine employee exposures. Our Industrial Hygienist will interpret the results of the noise monitoring study and help your facility determine if a hearing conservation program is required.
Advanced GeoServices’ certified trainers use hands on training and interactive videos to teach students the ability to implement safe work practices. These skills can help save a life while at work or at home with your family. For example, Advanced GeoServices provides National Safety Council First Aid/CPR/AED training and certification.
Our trainers will instruct clients in the OSHA Global Hazcom Standard requirements, the health and physical hazards related to exposure to chemicals, and using labels and safety data sheets (SDSs) to find important information about chemicals hazards and safe work practices.
Our training capabilities also cover many of the safety issues encountered in the construction, medical, education, and general industry. For example, hazardous wastes are regulated under RCRA, the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act. RCRA small quantity generators (SQG) and large quantity generators (LQG) of hazardous wastes are required to provide personnel with initial training within 6 months of employment or assignment to a new position with hazardous waste management tasks and annual training thereafter. This includes employees who handle hazardous waste as part of their normal job responsibilities or are likely to handle wastes in an emergency situation. These employees must be thoroughly familiar with proper waste handling and emergency procedures.
Advanced GeoServices provides confined space entry courses that cover:
• Definitions and examples of confined spaces
• Permit vs. non-permit required confined spaces
• Potential hazards
• Requirements for the Entrant, Attendant and Supervisor
• Overview of emergency responder roles
• Air monitoring
• Company confined space procedures
Additional training associated with confined space entry, such as hands-on training on the use of air monitoring equipment, ventilation equipment, and emergency non-entry rescue drills can also be provided.
OSHA Compliance Services
Workplaces may contain airborne hazards and contaminants that require the use of a respirator. Employees are trained in how to select, wear, and maintain the proper respirator for proper protection in accordance with OSHA guidelines. Employees must be medically approved by a licensed healthcare practitioner that their body can withstand the strain of restricted breathing. Then the employee will find the correct respirator for the job and find a size and model that fits them best. Finally the employee must be fit tested by a qualified person and retested every 12 months at a minimum. Advanced GeoServices provides, respirator training, fit testing and proper respirator selection assistance. If you’re not sure if respirators are required, Advanced GeoServices provides Industrial Hygiene air monitoring consulting services.
Advanced GeoServices’ OSHA compliance experts have performed Mock OSHA audits to provide a comprehensive review of a firm’s safety programs. The audit is a highly effective method to assess a company’s current state of compliance and determine what steps are necessary to deliver a higher level of safety and regulatory compliance at your facility. Audits can include site inspections evaluating physical and chemical hazards, work processes, and a review of OSHA-required documents (e.g., Health and Safety Policies, training documentation records, and OSHA 300 Logs of injuries and illnesses). These audits also can be useful in training personnel in how to behave during a real OSHA audit.