Industrial Hygiene Articles

  • Intro to Industrial Hygiene

    Let's take a peek behind the curtain of one of our practitioner specialties--industrial hygiene. Read on for an interview with one of Antea Group's experienced pros. What is Industrial Hygiene? Industrial hygiene is a science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, prevention, and control of those environmental factors or stresses arising ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Industrial hygiene assessment of a large chemical manufacturing facility – Case Study

    Challenge: Antea®Group was contracted by a large international chemical manufacturing organization to provide a plant-wide industrial hygiene assessment of chemical and noise exposures within their facility. The overall objective of the project was to evaluate worker exposures, compare results as to compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines, and to provide ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Lynn L. Bergeson to Participate in Key Upcoming Nanotechnology Meetings and Conferences

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in theFederal Register its long-awaited Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(a) proposed rule concerning reporting and recordkeeping requirements for certain chemical substances when manufactured or processed at the nanoscale (see our memoranda  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Supporting global expansion case study

    Challenge: A global specialty chemicals and materials company seeking to expand operations enlisted the support of Antea Group to provide environmental due diligence services and environmental permitting support at proposed facility locations across six countries. Specifically, the client was seeking a technology enabled process that would allow them to conduct environmental ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Supporting best in class performance case study

    Challenge: A precious metals refiner retained Antea Group to evaluate and improve their EHS programs with the end goal of achieving best in class EHS performance among the industry as a way to differentiate itself and create additional business opportunity.   As their current New Jersey industrial facility with deteriorating infrastructure was recognized as a significant ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Industrial hygiene case study

    Service performed: Industrial hygiene monitoring at a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility Summary: Our environmental staff performed testing and consulting to determine employee exposure levels to hazardous chemicals at a large manufacturing facility. Engineering controls and personal protective equipment were also evaluated for its effectiveness during the ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • PID in industrial hygiene

    Industrial (or occupational) hygiene places the emphasis on prevention of ill health from work, through recognising, evaluating and controlling the risks. For anyone working with hazardous compounds, these chemicals represent a significant potential source of risk. Modern PID instruments provide reliable detection of over 200 of the most dangerous chemicals, helping to ensure effective industrial ...


    By Ion Science

  • The Spectrex air sampler ideal for industrial hygiene.

    Comments by an industrial hygiene supervisor in Texas "The Spectrex PAS-500 is a great tool for collecting both personal and area air samples. I have yet to have a worker complain about having to wear the pump. The workers appreciate the drastic reduction of weight and size when compared to the traditional low volume pumps. The best advantage of the PAS-500 is the clip that holds the pump ...


    By Spectrex Corporation

  • Fluid waste management and disposal practices - industrial hygiene news

    Prior to the early 80s and the introduction of AIDS into our society, infection control practices were designed almost exclusively to protect the patient from developing a nosocomial infection - an infection acquired after admission to the hospital. Protocols were focused on protecting the patient, with little or no emphasis on the health care worker’s potential to become infected. ...


  • Assessment of Qualifications Needed by Environmental Health Graduates Entering Private-Sector Employment

    The goal of the study described here was to provide a snapshot of knowledge, skills, and abilities currently required by employers in the private sector of the environmental health and safety field, specifically for entry-level positions attainable by individuals recently earning a bachelor’s degree in environmental health. Information was collected first through the screening of 115 entry-level ...

  • What is a certified industrial hygienist? do i need one?

    The first question is: What is an Industrial Hygienist?  The simplest definition is:  A person whose job it is to protect the health of workers and the general public.  Through education and experience an Industrial Hygienist has the ability to recognize health hazards, test the environment for those hazards, determine if there is a risk to human health in a particular situation, ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Essential suite™ streamlines operations and saves money at one of the world`s largest oil refineries

    The Challenge: A joint venture between Lyondell Chemical Company and Citgo Petroleum, LYONDELL-CITGO Refining LP is a full conversion, integrated refinery that is able to process approximately 250,000 barrels per day of very heavy Venezuelan crude oil into products including gasoline, jet fuel, sulfur, petroleum coke and lubricants. LCR's Houston operation consists of about 1,100 employees and is ...


    By IHS

  • Hygienic design for the food & processing industries

    Gaskets, seals and rough pipe surfaces are potential bacteria havens and hygienic challenges for the food and processing industry. The solution? Hygienic design. Jürgen Hofmann unlocks a glass cabinet. “Look at this,” he says - it is a length of stainless steel piping, which has a short branch at ninety degrees with a bolted-on cover. “There used to be a sensor in here or a similar device, but it ...

  • Industrial Hygiene: Quality Assurance In Air Sampling and Analysis

    Industrial hygiene is the recognition, evaluation, and control of chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic stresses in the workplace. Of the stresses listed, chemical stresses in the form of air contaminants are the most common. Air contaminants, their PELs and TLVs, and how to sample for them, is Industrial Hygiene 101 for most industrial hygienists. However, as simple as sampling and ...


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