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Exposure Control Plans
Do you work with hazardous materials, chemicals or other substances? Exposure control plans protect workers from hazardous materials or substances that may be harmful to their short term or long term health. Exposure control plans are required for substances such as; formaldehyde, isocyanates, lead, silica, asbestos, welding fumes, benzene, biological agents, noise, particulate, heat/cold and many others. We will provide you with an exposure cont plan that outlines roles and responsibilities, risk identification, control measures, requirements for education, training and written procedures.
Hazardous Building Materials
Uplift Safety performs Hazardous Building Materials Inventories, which are required for any demolition or dismantling of buildings constructed prior to 1990. In addition to reducing exposure to asbestos and lead containing materials, most landfills require a report completed by qualified individual prior to accepting waste building materials. Uplift Safety will provide you with a report meeting all regulatory and municipal requirements. Please call for a quote for your project.
Heat and Cold Stress
If you are required to evaluate whether temperature extremes place your workers at risk of heat stress or cold related illness, we can help Using specialized instruments, the Uplift Safety team can evaluate your workplace conditions to determine worker exposure and risk factors in accordance with OHS regulations and established Occupational Hygiene standards. Uplift Safety can provide you with accurate information and practical advice to ensure your workers safety..
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Mould
Many organizations struggle with identifying and resolving the source of indoor air quality (IAQ) complaints. Resolving these concerns requires an understanding of building ventilation systems, and airborne contaminants. Uplift Safety has the expertise you need to resolve indoor air quality (IAQ) complaints. We will complete an investigation, interview workers, inspect for likely sources and conduct air sampling if warranted. Call us for guidance in resolving your indoor air quality concerns.
Musculosketal Injuries (MSIs) are one of the leading causes of lost time injuries in manufacturing, healthcare and other industries. The Uplift Safety Ergonomics and MSI program has a proven record of reducing MSI injuries, engaging workers and reducing recordable injury rates. We start with ergonomic assessments of your worksite to identify ergonomic risks and potential control measures. We can provide ergonomic training to both workers and management to help you reduce these injuries.
Occupational Hygiene Monitoring
Many organizations don't know where to start when understanding worker exposures to hazardous airborne substances. Our certified industrial hygienist has the industry experience and qualifications to conduct airborne sampling and interpret the results. Our certified industrial hygienist (CIH) will conduct an assessment, monitor worker exposure and provide you with a report outlining your exposure profile. From here, we can further assist you with developing a control plan unique to your organization.
If you are relying on ventilation to control contaminants you need to assess whether it is properly functioning, General ventilation systems control indoor building air quality, whereas local exhaust ventilation can provide contaminant control local to the source of the hazard or contaminant. Our certified industrial hygienist can assist you with ventilation concerns to ensure adequate hazard control and monitor the efficacy of your exhaust systems. Call us today for a ventilation assessment.
Because radon is invisible, odourless and tasteless, it requires specialized equipment, for assessment and interpretation. In enclosed spaces, like homes, radon can accumulate to high levels and become a risk to the health of you and your family. Uplift Safety can set up a radon test kit in your home or place of business for 3 months, analyze the results and prepare a report with our findings. In addition, with the use of direct read radon instruments we can determine the effectiveness of existing ventilation systems to control radon. We will help you determine what your exposure to radon is and what you can do next.
Keeping workers up to date on respirator fit testing can be time consuming and exhausting for your safety team. If you are needing respirator fit testing services for your organization, Uplift Safety can help. We can perform quantitative and qualitative fit testing for various respirator types, and provide the necessary education to compliment your respiratory protection program. The Uplift Safety team will answer any questions you have about respirators types, the respirator fit testing process or what filters are correct for your workplace.
Worksites where welding, such as TIG, MIG, MCRA, etc. occur may expose workers to hazardous concentrations of Antimony, Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Iron Oxide, Lead, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Vanadium, and Zinc Oxide. Our certified hygienist can sample worker exposure to welding fumes, perform a welding fume assessment, assess ventilation requirements and recommend other control measures. Our welding fume exposure sampling and our recommendations can be seamlessly integrated into your company’s safety program ensuring you meet all regulatory requirements.
If you need help with noise related risks, we can provide you with the right information to protect workers and prevent noise induced hearing loss. When workers are or may be exposed to noise above 82 dBA Lex employers must measure the noise exposure unless an exemption applies. Our qualified professionals have conducted noise surveys / noise assessments and can help you navigate noise regulations. We can conduct noise dosimetry on workers, workplace noise surveys, and provide recommendations for engineering controls, hearing protection, education and fit testing.
Infectious diseases can show up if your workplace has risks caused by birds, rodents, mold, bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Some infectious diseases can be passed from person to person or from animal to person. Our industrial hygienist can assess your workplace for infectious disease hazards and recommend control measures such as air sampling, hygiene procedures, engineering controls and PPE to keep your workers safe.
An industrial hygienist plays a crucial role in assessing and managing asbestos-related hazards in various industrial settings. Our industrial hygienists have the professional qualifications required to perform asbestos sampling and inventories. In addition they can measure the concentration of airborne asbestos fibers in the workplace and perform clearance air sampling after an abatement project in accordance with WorkSafeBC Regulations. Based on risk assessments and exposure monitoring results, our industrial hygienists can develop control strategies to minimize or eliminate asbestos exposure.
Our certified industrial hygienist can conduct comprehensive exposure assessments to evaluate the levels of silica in the workplace. This involves collecting air samples, conducting personal monitoring, and analyzing the silica samples to determine the silica concentration. Based on the sampling and risk evaluation, the industrial hygienist can recommend and develop silica control strategies to minimize or eliminate silica exposure. We can provide training to workers and management on the hazards of silica exposure, proper use of control measures and PPE, and best practices for reducing exposure risks.
Our industrial hygienists can identify potential sources and pathways of lead exposure in the workplace. They assess work processes, materials, equipment, and areas where lead may be present to determine areas of concern. We can conduct thorough exposure assessments to evaluate the levels of lead present in the workplace. Based on the sampling and risk evaluation, the industrial hygienist can recommend and develop control strategies to minimize or eliminate lead exposure. Our hygienists can also collaborate with healthcare professionals to establish and maintain medical surveillance programs.
Formaldehyde is a carcinogen that can be found in manufacturing, healthcare, construction, and textiles industries. Our industrial hygienists can conduct air sampling and monitoring to measure the concentration of formaldehyde in the work environment. The monitoring results will provide valuable data for assessing exposure levels and evaluating control measures. Our industrial hygienists can assist your organization in understanding and complying with the regulations, ensuring that the workplace meets the required standards for formaldehyde exposure limits and control measures.
Isocyanates are chemicals commonly used in the production of polyurethane products and can pose significant health hazards. Air sampling for isocyanates is specialized and must be performed by an industrial hygienist familiar with the unique properties and field instability of isocyanates. We will strategically place air sampling devices in areas where isocyanates are used or released, such as spray booths or production lines, and collect representative samples. Based on these results, we can recommend and develop control strategies to minimize or eliminate isocyanate exposure and ensure regulatory compliance
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
An industrial hygienist plays a crucial role in assessing and managing the risks associated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in various industrial settings. Exposure to high concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can have adverse health effects. Our industrial hygienists can conduct air sampling and monitoring to measure the concentration of VOCs in your work environment. The monitoring results will provide valuable data for evaluating control measures. We can assist your organization in understanding and complying with the regulations, ensuring that the workplace meets regulatory requirements.