Industrial Hygiene (IH) is a combination of science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of environmental factors or stressors arising in the workplace. These factors may cause acute or chronic sickness, impaired health and well-being, and significant discomfort among workers or community citizens. The field of industrial hygiene (IH) and safety is expanding and changing rapidly in response to increasing regulatory agency involvement in worker safety and environmental protection. SCS Engineers’ industrial hygiene and safety services help clients stay abreast of this rapidly changing regulatory environment.
Injury and illness in the workplace contribute to an employer’s liability, decreased profits and production, increased insurance premiums based on the experience modification rate (EMR), and unforeseen costs related to interviewing, hiring, training and staffing positions from injured workers. The cost to society in 2017, for work injuries, was 161.5 billion dollars, according to the National Safety Council.
SCS is dedicated to ensuring project success through a team-based approach to managing risk and protecting the health and safety of employees and the community. SCS’s Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIHs) and Certified Safety Professionals (CSPs) are occupational health and safety specialists who:
Anticipate hazards in the workplace for clients based on the type of operations and their industry
Recognize hazards, which exist in the varying types of facilities occupied by our clients
Evaluate the magnitude of the identified hazards by conducting real-time monitoring and sampling of areas and personnel potentially affected by the hazards
Control the hazards with engineering controls including product or process substitution, work practice controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment
Prevent hazards in the first place with the evaluation of construction plans, new process design, and expansion or the purchase of new equipment.
Apply in-depth knowledge of regulations, science, and policy to provide compliance advice and management.
Provide expert assistance and testimony in support of Industrial Hygiene assessment, sampling, analysis, management programs, and corrective design.
SCS Engineers’ industrial hygienists give full, individual attention to each client’s unique situation, and they develop the most cost-effective solutions to a wide variety of IH-related issues, including property inspections and abatement.