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The industrial hygienists and public health technicians at CEI have worked with a variety of industrial and commercial clients to assist them in meeting their occupational health needs.  We offer a full range of occupational services to ensure employees are protected from workplace hazards and employers comply with the applicable OSHA laws and regulations, pertinent to their operation(s).  Some of these different services include:  (1) reviewing workplace hazards, (2) chemical exposure monitoring, (3) chemical inventory tracking, (4) site specific employee training, (5) respirator selection and fit testing, (6) hazardous noise assessment, (7) hearing conservation program development, and (8) report preparation and documentation.   

Providing a safe and healthy work environment in order to maintain worker performance and productivity is a significant concern for every employer.  Our industrial hygienists can analyze current work place conditions and work together with management to identify chemical hazards and if necessary, assist with engineering controls to reduce or remove workplace hazards.  CEI utilizes the latest in state-of-the-art air monitoring equipment and can perform real time air monitoring (usually within a 24-hour notice) for over 150 different chemical compounds, using an infrared analyzer, a Miran IB2. This is excellent for employee complaints or when you need answers right away.  In addition, we also perform chemical exposure monitoring, using air sampling pumps, passive badges, and other direct reading instrumentation.     

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On-Site Employee Hearing Conservation Training

Respiratory protection should be the last step an employer considers in reducing or minimizing both chemical and biological hazards to their employees.  When engineering controls may not be enough to adequately protect your most valuable asset, the industrial hygienists at CEI can assist in the proper assessment and selection of the best respiratory protection devices.  This includes air sampling for those known or suspected airborne hazards, identification and selection of respiratory protection, employee training and fit testing, and development of a site specific respiratory protection program.   
Noise surveys are the initial investigative step to determine if employees may be exposed to a hazardous noise condition, over 85 dB.  If those conditions are known or suspected an employer should perform follow-up dosimetry to measure those exposures over a full shift or 8-hr period.  CEI offers complete noise monitoring services that can assess those hazardous noise conditions and determine if follow-up dosimetry is required.  The assessment(s) performed by our industrial hygienists provide detailed results and recommendations on how to first engineer out the hazardous noise condition and if that is not possible what is required to implement a hearing conservation program.   CEI provides on-site assistance to businesses and manufacturing facilities in establishing and managing a Hearing Conservation Program.  CEI develops a site specific program to be used and administered by a company representative and provides site specific employee training, which meets the requirements in 29 CFR Part 1010.95 – Occupational Noise Exposure.  The training includes:  (1) anatomy of the ear, (2) hearing protection, and (3) the proper fit and wear of the hearing protection.  The site specific program is designed to provide turn key implementation by the designated company representative and includes, (1) development of a site specific training program, (2) training requirements, (3) medical surveillance, and (4) noise exposure monitoring.