Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Services

SOMA has a wide range of experience in recognizing, evaluating and controlling hazards.  The initial step of recognizing hazards is achieved by:

  • Identifying the Contaminants or Physical Agents Involved
  • Performing a Literature Survey to Understand the Hazardous Nature of the Contaminants
  • Analyzing Previously Available Sampling Results
  • Reconstructing Exposure to the Hazard

SOMA is capable of assisting with all aspects of your occupational health and safety program including hazard identification, hazard characterization, risk mitigation and exposure control.  Evaluating, designing and implementing controls to reduce or eliminate the hazard may include engineering controls, administrative controls, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), or a combination of approaches.  Some of these control efforts have included the development and implementation of some of the following plans or programs: 

  • Health Hazard Risk Assessment
  • Monitoring Strategies
  • Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • Hearing Conservation Program
  • Respiratory Protection Program
  • Hazard Communication Program

Some of the hazards evaluated include, but are not limited to:

  • Chemical Exposure (modes of entry: inhalation, ingestion and skin absorption):
    • Particulates: Total Dust, Silica, Asbestos, Flour
    • VOSs, Alcohols, Aldehydes, Amines, BTEX, Ethers, Isocyanates, Keytones
    • Acids and Bases
    • Fumes: Welding Fumes, Asphalt Fumes
    • Heavy Metals: Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium, Zinc
    • Poly chlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
    • Gases: NO2, SO2, CO2, CO, CH4, Combustible Gases
  • Physical Hazard Exposure:
    • Noise
    • Thermal Stress (Heat and Cold)
    • Radiation
    • Vibration
    • Ventilation
  • Biological Hazard Exposure:
    • Mold/Fungi
    • Bacteria
    • Allergens (Dust Mites, Cockroaches, Dog, Cat)
    • Endotoxins
  • Indoor Air Quality Evaluations

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