Established in 1996 by our founder and Senior Certified Industrial Hygienist, Michael A. Polkabla, CIH, REA, BioMax Environmental Inc. provides a comprehensive range of Certified Industrial Hygiene professional services including occupational health and safety compliance, residential and workplace exposure assessments, contaminant sampling, and environmental consulting services throughout the greater Northern California area.  Our high level of technical expertise and risk management capabilities allows us to assist our many clients in the public and private sectors with solutions to address environmental regulatory compliance and worker protection requirements while also protecting our communities and environment.  BioMax professionals have extensive first hand experience in the fields of environmental health and safety, engineering management, OSHA Compliance, and environmental regulations.  Our  professional staff regularly donate time as well as participate within technical associations, community programs, and charitable organizations.  In doing so, we at BioMax Environmental strive to give back to the business and private communities, of which we are a part.  Our accomplishments in these areas include teaching at local colleges and universities, performing presentations on environmental compliance for profit and non-profit organizations, and participation on professional government advisory committees, associations, and trade groups.


BioMax Professionals

BioMax professionals maintain credentials and certifications within the following range of disciplines:

• Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
• Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
• Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)
• Registered Geologist (RG)
• Registered Hydrogeologist (RH)
• Professional Engineer (PE)
• Certified Asbestos Consultant (CAC)
• Registered Environmental Assessor (REA)
• Certified Lead Consultant (CLC)

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Michael A. Polkabla, CIH, REA

As BioMax Environmental’s founder and Senior Certified Industrial Hygienist, Mr. Polkabla has over twenty years of professional experience in industrial hygiene and environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance.  Mr. Polkabla regularly serves as an expert witness on legal cases with major emphasis in occupational safety and health, industrial hygiene, environmental regulatory compliance, clandestine drug lab evaluations, and microbial contamination and indoor air quality assessment.  Mr. Polkabla provides technical management and oversight of all industrial hygiene, environmental safety and health services, and risk management programs offered by BioMax Environmental.  Mr. Polkabla is also responsible for the design, coordination, implementation, and quality assurance of BioMax Environmental’s many professional capabilities and has been certified in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) and holds the right to the designation “Certified Industrial Hygienist” (CIH) under certification number CP7104.  Mr. Polkabla is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) aiha.org as well as the Northern California Section of the AIHA aiha-ncs.org.  Mr. Polkabla has also been previously certified by the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) as a Class I Registered Environmental Assessor (REA) under certification number 05011.

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