With the development of the Federal Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 1970 and corresponding state programs, employers were given the statutory responsibility to provide their employees with a workplace free of recognized hazards. BDN can help you establish a safe workplace by establishing a proactive monitoring program.
Chemical Exposure Assessment Monitoring
BDN can assist employers by conducting monitoring to establish that employees are not exposed to environmental stresses in excess of established permissible exposure limits (PELs). Periodic monitoring may be necessary to show that changes in the workplace have not increased employee exposures. BDN provides citation remediation as well as third party verification/documentation for employee complaints.
Using approved air sampling methods and laboratories accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), our Industrial Hygienists can monitor for toxic gases, dusts, fumes, mists and vapors.
Noise Exposure Monitoring
Whenever noise exposures equal or exceed an 8-hour TWA of 85 decibels, or a daily noise dose of 50% of the PEL of 90 dBA, OSHA’s Noise Standard requires employers to develop and maintain an effective hearing conservation program.
BDN can monitor potentially affected employees using noise dosimeters and sound level meters to determine 8-hour TWA noise exposures. We can also measure peak impact, impulse noise and octave band analysis.
Monitoring results are analyzed to determine the proper level of hearing protection that may be warranted.
Health and Safety Program Audits and Development
BDN can conduct general health and safety audits and provide assistance in the development and implementation of the following written safety and health programs as required by OSHA.
Respiratory Protection Programs
Written Respiratory Protection Programs (29 CFR 1910.134)
- Assist in the selection of respirators
- Provide qualitative fit test services
- Conduct employee respiratory protection training
Hazard Communications Programs
Written Hazard Communications Programs (29 CFR 1910.1200)
- Classify material safety data sheets
- Conduct employee right-to-know training
- Review, update or provide written program
Chemical Hygiene Plan
Written Chemical Hygiene Plan in Accordance with OSHA Lab Standard (29 CFR 1910.1450)
- Test efficiency of laboratory fume hoods
Confined Space Entry Programs
Written Confined Space Entry Programs (29 CFR 1910.146)
- Identify and classify confined spaces
- Perform testing of confined spaces and permit-required confined spaces
- Provide OSHA confined space training
Blood-borne Pathogens Programs
Written Blood-borne Pathogens Programs (29 CFR 1910.1030)
- Prepare written program
- Provide employee training