Are you wondering why it’s worth investing in industrial hygiene? The answer is simple: your employees’ safety and your organization’s liability depend on it.
OSHA regulations require exposure assessments for workers who may come into contact with hazardous materials. Accurately assessing these hazards is crucial to identifying the right controls to protect your employees, including eliminating or substituting hazardous materials, implementing engineering or administrative controls, and providing personal protective equipment.
But be warned: shoddy industrial hygiene assessments can underestimate exposure levels, putting your employees in harm’s way. Conversely, overestimating exposure levels can lead to unnecessary and costly mitigation controls.
The effects of chemical, biological, and physical hazards can ripple across entire teams or departments. If exposure levels aren’t properly quantified, you could be putting your employees at risk and increasing your organization’s liability. Don’t take the chance – invest in industrial hygiene to protect your employees and your bottom line.