Industrial Hygiene & Compliance Testing
When employees have environmental complaints or a regulatory agency is breathing down your neck, you need an expert industrial hygienist on your team to help perform due diligence and environmental compliance testing.
Building owners, facility managers, HR and business management, construction companies and property managers are all too familiar with occupant complaints and environmental regulations. Keeping in compliance with all the agencies – local, state and federal – can be overwhelming for your compliance team. One misstep can cost in terms of real human harm, branding image, and cold hard cash with regard to long-term legal ramifications. One accident and non-compliance with certain regulations can be the end of your business.
Healthy Building Science strives to make environmental compliance easy and transparent. Being proactive and having the best industrial hygienist on your team reduces the chances of accidental exposures and injuries, and minimizes risks of environmental litigation. We are headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and our industrial hygienists specialize in environmental compliance testing and consulting for all business types.
Environmental Compliance Survey Services Include:
- OSHA Air Quality Testing
- LEED IAQ Testing
- Asbestos Testing
- Lead Testing
- Soil Testing
- Water Quality Testing
- WELL Building Verification Testing
- Compliance Testing USP 797
- Silica Air Testing (OSHA)
Expert Industrial Hygienist Company San Francisco
Industrial hygiene is a science. Inspecting the building and hearing from occupants, forming a hypothesis and environmental testing protocol, carefully collecting environmental samples and analyzing the lab results is work for the environmental professional. Even the smallest misstep in collection can skew the lab results of a compliance sample. And even with lab results in hand, interpreting those results requires extensive training and expertise. You need an expert third-party environmental hygienist on your team.
Healthy Building Science provides you with easy-to-understand reports summarizing chemistry lab findings and offering practical suggestions for mitigation – if and when necessary to meet compliance standards. Established in 2010, our environmental survey protocols and compliance evaluation team are here to serve the entire San Francisco Bay Area, and beyond.
IH and Compliance Assessment Process
#1: Share a little information about your particular project and why you are looking for an environmental hygienist. Call us (415-785-7986) or complete this online form. We need some basic details in order to generate a quote for environmental compliance surveys.
#2: We send you an estimate for the environmental assessment and any regulatory testing that may be required to address your specific environmental guidelines.
#3: If you approve the quote for the environmental survey, then we send over our standard Industrial Hygiene Service Agreement for electronic signature. The Service Agreement outlines our standard limitations, terms, and conditions.
#4: Schedule your environmental inspection and testing. We generally schedule environmental testing in the San Francisco Bay Area Monday through Friday, 8AM-5PM, but we do make exceptions for some clients that require sampling on nights and weekends.
#5: Our environmental expert (e.g., Industrial Hygienist, IH) shows up to the property in question. With testing equipment in compliance with the relevant testing standards, and years of industrial hygiene experience, we’re confident that our environmental consultant will meet or exceed your expectations.
#6: The Healthy Building Science Industrial Hygienist will perform the environmental survey and any environmental sampling you both agree will add value to the regulatory assessment.
#7: Environmental laboratory results are generally ready within a week. Although some custom lab results can be expedited and ready same day, other special environmental testing screens may take up to 3 weeks. The IH assigned to your case will explain the different turn around times.
#8: You will receive an environmental assessment report with highlights from the compliance survey, including any environmental testing labs and recommended environmental remedial testing. Our goal is to provide an easy-to-read report summarizing key findings, comparing environmental testing results to allowable thresholds established by the relevant regulatory agency, and suggesting ways to improve environmental quality if appropriate.
Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) Awards
The American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) defines “A Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is an individual who has met the minimum requirements for education and experience, and thorough examination, has demonstrated a minimum level of knowledge and skills in the following rubric (subject matter) areas:
- Air Sampling & Instrumentation
- Analytical Chemistry
- Basic Science
- Biostatistics & Epidemiology
- Community Exposure
- Engineering Controls/Ventilation
- Health Risk Analysis & Hazard Communication
- IH Program Management
- Non-Engineering Controls
- Radiation – Ionizing and Non-ionizing
- Thermal Stressors
- Work Environments & Industrial Processes”
No one hygienist or IH company is an expert in every field outlined above. We work with Certified Industrial Hygienists and our Industrial Hygiene team has class training and real-life experience with the above fundamental environmental safety metrics. A CIH is often requested by lawyers working on environmental or building science related lawsuits. Though for day-to-day environmental and compliance testing the certification is not necessary, often times environmental law teams want an expert witness with CIH, MD or PhD behind their name.
As an industrial hygiene company, we have focused most directly on air testing, soil testing, and water testing, and performing professional radiation surveys. LEED IAQ and WELL Building Verification, lead and asbestos testing, and OSHA and EPA testing also fall under the umbrella of expertise for the Industrial Hygienist.
Industrial Hygiene Survey Sample Projects:
- Oakland hospital LEED IAQ testing
- Fremont USP 797 analysis for a medical packaging facility
- Santa Rosa air quality testing for a medical office building
- Sunnyvale mold inspection and expert consulting
- San Francisco lead and asbestos surveys for affordable multi-family buildings
- San Rafael FCC radio frequency surveys for governmental building
- Napa magnetic field and RF survey for governmental building
- Santa Clara air quality and corrosion study for data center
- Berkeley regulatory testing for building with a dry cleaner
- Petaluma mold testing for school buildings
Environmental Compliance Consultant Bay Area
Healthy Building Science is an environmental consulting firm which provides expert industrial hygiene and compliance consulting services for commercial, multi-family buildings, offices, industrial and manufacturing workplaces, hospitals and medical facilities in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and all of Northern California including the cities of San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Hayward, Sunnyvale, Fremont, Concord, Salinas, Santa Clara, Berkeley, Vallejo, Fairfield, Antioch, Richmond, Daly City, San Rafael, San Mateo, Vacaville, San Leandro, Livermore and Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, Napa County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Solano County and Sonoma County.
We would be pleased to become your expert environmental consultant and help you with any of your environmental lab testing or compliance survey needs.