Industrial Hygiene Audit
Samarth safety will conduct an adequate, preliminary, Industrial Hygiene audit of your company’s facilities. The purpose of an initial audit is to determine if the need exists for a full formal audit. The preliminary audit will encompass the review and evaluation of the workplace occupational environment for suspect physical, chemical, and biological factors that can cause ill health.
The preliminary audit report will classify specific findings that represent out of compliance issues, identify areas that require the collection of tangible information through air monitoring, or other physical sampling methods, discuss anticipated needs for engineering and administrative controls and establish recommendations to initiate corrective actions. Action steps will be shown for individual program areas in-order to implement correction plans for identified deficiencies. This will include exceptions to established governmental regulations as well as the good practices that the facility has developed and implemented.
At Samarth safety, we work with Facilities, Planning, and Operations management to develop comprehensive audit objectives. This will be accomplished by reviewing the information and data collected during the preliminary audit.
Our team of safety, indoor environment, and engineering experts subscribe to the five basic tenets of industrial hygiene recognized as industry best practices:
- Anticipation – It involves reviewing all practices and procedures and using qualitative and quantitative measurements to assess them annually. Industrial hygiene practices are actively integrated into the corporate structure.
- Recognition – Recognition involves establishing a file or database and incorporating all legal requirements and recommended practices. We also rank risk operations and create an audit or assessment plan based on those rankings.
- Evaluation – All the preparation is actively put to use as we implement the exposure assessment strategy and document hazard evaluations.
- Prevention – We ensure clients use effective hazard communication. The effectiveness of health and safety training becomes evident as preventative measures impact the workplace.
- Control – Successful management is an on-going process of following the hierarchy of controls and benefiting from health and safety management systems.
Under the evaluation, the core areas examined are Chemical hazards, Physical hazards, Biological hazards, and Ergonomic hazards, Engineering or Administrative Controls, Ventilation, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).