Industrial Hygiene Assessment for Safety Tools Manufacturer

Industrial Hygiene (IH) assessments recognize, evaluate and help eliminate or control conditions where employee exposure to contaminants may create adverse health effects. In order to determine worker exposure to the compounds copper, beryllium and aluminum – W&M collected personal air samples from workers’ breathing zones for up to 8 hours of the workers shift. During their shift, workers are at risk if they are exposed to contaminants above permissible exposure limits (PELs).



Air Force IH Services

W&M provided industrial hygiene support to the Bioenvironmental Engineering group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base located in Tucson, Arizona. Personal air sampling was conducted to determine employee exposure to heavy metals (including Hexavalent Chromium) during welding, sanding, grinding and painting activities. Exposures to other contaminants of concern, such as benzene, toluene, hydrogen peroxide, wood dust, respirable dust, fiberglass, and phenol, were also determined through personal air sampling at various shops. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

W&M provided industrial hygiene support to the Bioenvironmental Engineering group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base located in Tucson, Arizona. Personal air sampling was conducted to determine employee exposure to heavy metals (including Hexavalent Chromium) during welding, sanding, grinding and painting activities. Exposures to other contaminants of concern, such as benzene, toluene, hydrogen peroxide, wood dust, respirable dust, fiberglass, and phenol, were also determined through personal air sampling at various shops. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



W&M Helps Retailer with Air Quality

W&M recently provided indoor air quality assessment and testing services for a retail establishment after employees noticed an odor and began experiencing respiratory irritation. Air samples were analyzed for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and formaldehyde and compared to a baseline outdoor air samples. W&M also used a photoionization detector (PID) and determined that there was detectable concentration of VOCs at the entrance to the store. Review of data from the sampling indicated that the most likely source of the VOCs was some off-gassing occurring from the products on display and/or building materials inside the store. If you have questions about this article please contact Lori Siegelman or Heather Woodward.