Environmental Health Services

The field of environmental health is concerned with assessing, monitoring, and mitigating all aspects of both natural and man-made environments that may negatively impact human health. Higgins environmental health consultants have extensive experience assisting clients with assessing a range of environmental factors and recommending proper controls to prevent harm to human health. Some of these services include:

Indoor Air Quality

The Environmental Protection Agency has stated that “In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors.  Thus, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”

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Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Health Services

Industrial hygiene is generally defined as the art and science dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, communication, and control of environmental stressors in or arising from the workplace that may result in injury, illness, impairment, or affect the well being of workers and members of the community. These stressors are generally divided into five categories: biological, chemical, physical, ergonomic, and psychosocial.​

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ATP Surface Testing and COVID-19 Cleaning Verification Services

Just because a facility was cleaned, does not mean it was thoroughly disinfected. If you are concerned that your facility is not being cleaned well enough to prevent the spread of disease, Higgins and Associates can provide COVID-19 cleaning protocol consulting, cleaning verification via ATP testing, and disinfection monitoring.

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Industrial Safety and Construction Safety

The field of industrial safety is generally concerned with the identification, appraisal, and mitigation of accident-producing conditions and practices. This includes evaluating the severity of accidents; developing accident and loss-control methods, procedures, and programs; communicating accident and loss-control information; measuring/evaluating accident and loss-control systems; and making modifications to obtain the best possible results. Higgins’ experienced industrial safety professionals provide our clients with the following services:

  • Occupational safety program development  and implementation

  • OSHA industry training program development and training delivery

  • Assistance with OSHA audits and compliance assistance with regulations

  • Construction site safety management services

  • Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Hazard Assessments, and Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (P-FMEA)

  • Construction Safety Orientation Training

  • Contractor / Subcontractor Safety Assessment Program (CSAP) Development

  • Assistance with OSHA audits

  • Assistance with developing a construction substance abuse program

  • Assistance with disaster / emergency planning and crisis-management training

  • Injury and illness reporting software and investigation assistance

OSHA Program Compliance Assistance

Higgins can assist with developing customized safety management programs that are tailored your individual workplace. Higgins’ experienced safety professionals provide our clients with the following workplace safety services:


  • Safety policy and program development

  • Emergency action planning

  • Fire safety prevention and protection programs

  • Workplace medical and first-aid programs

  • Noise abatement and hearing conservation training/programs

  • Bloodborne pathogens safety training

  • Personal protective equipment training/programs

  • Machine guarding requirements and training

  • Electrical safety training

  • Fall protection training

  • General workplace health and safety programs

  • Hazard communication standards

  • Chemical safety training

  • Lockout/tagout services

  • Powered industrial truck safety programs

  • Respiratory protection training

Asbestos, Mold, and Lead Testing

Higgins offers a wide range of consulting, inspection, testing, and analytical services to assist clients with planning and program management, auditing, demolition oversight, and air sampling and clearances. Higgins’ experienced technicians assist our clients with the following services:

  • Environmental inspections including mold, lead, and asbestos

  • Asbestos testing prior to demolition

  • Asbestos air monitoring during demolition and clearance air sampling

  • Mold air sampling after water intrusion events or restoration

  • Lead paint testing services for commercial, industrial, healthcare, or residential

EHS Management Systems Program Development

ISO 14000 refers to a series of voluntary standards in the environmental field developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), located in Geneva, Switzerland. Included in the ISO 14000 series are the ISO 14001 EMS Standard and other standards in fields such as environmental auditing, environmental performance evaluation, environmental labeling, and  life-cycle assessment. The EMS and auditing standards are now final. The others are in various stages of development. In 1989, OSHA established non-mandatory guidelines for the establishment of safety and health management systems for employers.​

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EHS Management Systems Software

Proactive safety metrics are an integral part of an effective health and safety program. We also believe that safety should be visible at all levels of an organization. By utilizing effective and proactive safety metrics, safety professionals and management can take the steps necessary to prevent accidents from happening. When accidents do happen, they are often less severe, resulting in lower injury rates and worker compensation costs.​

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