Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Health Assessments

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Higgins’ experienced industrial hygienists and environmental health professionals are available to provide industrial hygiene and environmental health services following current state of the practice guidelines and standards. Higgins can provide health hazard evaluations using the latest analytical methods and techniques. We work in partnership with nationally accredited and certified laboratories within a wide variety of industries to identify, evaluate, and control occupational health hazards. These services include:
 
Surface and Air Sampling and Air Monitoring: 

 

  • Asbestos, metals, PCBs, dioxins/furans, solvents, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons,

  • Mycotoxins, nanoparticles, allergens, bioaerosols including: fungi, bacteria, viruses, 

  • Pesticides, welding fumes, diesel exhaust particulates, unknowns,

  • COVID-19 environmental testing

Chemical and Physical Hazard Assessment:
 

  • Chemical, biological, dusts, medical gas and physical hazard assessments

  • Health risk assessments of wildfire residues in the indoor environment

  • Area/personal noise surveys and hearing conservation program development

  • Ionizing and non-ionizing radiation surveys, laser health hazard evaluations 

  • Asbestos, Lead-based Paint XRF analysis, Mold inspections, and Radon sampling

Indoor Air Quality Assessments:
 

  • Indoor air quality investigations

  • Air Handling Unit and HVAC maintenance protocol assessments

  • Airborne bacteria and bioaerosol sampling, clearances, assessments

Other Specialized Environmental Health Assessments:
 

  • Ergonomics and human factors engineering assessments

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) selection and respiratory protection program

  • Water sampling and analysis (HPC, legionella, total coliforms, E-coli, etc.)

  • DI/Ultrapure water contamination assessments

  • Origin, fate and transport studies to support infection control outbreak assessments

Data Management for Industrial Hygiene and Occupation Health:
 

  • Database program development for industrial hygiene data management

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