Certified Industrial Hygiene (Workplace Exposure Assessments)

Air sampling within emergency shelter.

Professionals at BioMax Environmental, Inc. have performed workplace and residential Certified Industrial Hygiene (CIH) assessments throughout Northern California since 1996.  Our Certified Industrial Hygienists are particularly experienced in the comprehensive fields of industrial hygiene and are proficient in the “science and the art” devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of hazardous exposures so as to protect workers, the public, and the environment.  Our professional Certified Industrial Hygienists develop and perform site-specific sampling and exposure assessments which follow applicable NIOSH, EPA, Cal/OSHA and OSHA industry standards, procedures and practices during the collection and analysis of representative exposure samples. It is understood that All employers have both the obligation and legal responsibility to provide a “safe and healthful” working environment for their employees. While this appears to be a straightforward goal, the complexities of current regulations combined with the multitude of hazardous materials in today’s workplaces can make simple and cost-effective solutions to safety and health problems elusive.  BioMax professionals are highly skilled in the “science and art” of industrial hygiene and in providing comprehensive services directed toward the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of environmental and occupational health and safety hazards. BioMax Environmental provides this assistance through a broad range of industrial hygiene services designed to address the many complexities surrounding toxic, physical, chemical, radiological, ergonomic, and biological hazards.  Some of our certified industrial hygiene services include: • Development of sampling and monitoring strategies to assess worker, community, and other human exposures • Workplace and residential exposure monitoring of hazardous chemicals and physical stressors • Work-site area air monitoring of gases, organic vapors, fumes, and aerosols • Lead, silica, and nuisance dust sampling and exposure monitoring • Bulk material and surface sampling of hazardous substances at contaminated sites • Microbial (Mold) contamination identification and assessment sampling • Biological sampling for bacteria and other biological contaminants • Off-gassing measurement and material chamber testing • Noise monitoring and dosimetry surveys • Emergency/Spill response incident command, clean-up, and post incident clearance • Electromagnetic field (EMF) surveys and area monitoring • Heat stress monitoring and control strategies • Hazard assessment evaluations, surveys, and training • Ergonomic illness and safety evaluations • Design of contaminant and hazard control systems, programs, and strategies • Expert testimony and legal consultative services

Mr. Michael A. Polkabla, CIH, REA is the Senior Certified Industrial Hygienist with BioMax Environmental and has over 20 years of professional experience with industrial hygiene management in northern California.  Please feel free to contact us to discuss your project specific needs in the field of environmental health and safety compliance and industrial hygiene.