Industrial Hygiene

Industrial Hygiene/Health & Safety Services                                                          

E2PM’s management and field teams consist of in-house full-time professionals including Industrial Hygienists, Registered Environmental Assessors, Environmental Engineers, Certified NJ/PA/NY State Lead Building Inspectors and Risk Assessors, NJ/PA/NY State Asbestos Inspectors and varying levels of field technicians who have experience in the areas of industrial hygiene, environmental air monitoring, asbestos and lead consulting, indoor air quality investigations and health and safety management.

E2PM provides these services for private sector industrial facilities, constructions projects, federal, and state agencies. Typical services performed by E2PM industrial hygiene staff are:

  • Above ground hazard assessments for asbestos, lead, mold
  • Health and safety training and oversight
  • Perimeter air monitoring for toxic chemicals, dust at remediation sites and noise

E2PM has additional resources and staff that enable us to perform work in compliance with Federal, State, and Local regulations.  E2PM staff has various licenses to include Lead Building Inspectors and Risk Assessors, AHERA Asbestos Inspectors, AHERA Project Designers/Management Planners, along with New York State/PA Inspectors and Project Monitors.

Noise Exposure Monitoring and Surveys

E2PM professionals conduct sound level surveys and noise exposure monitoring in varying occupational, environmental and construction environments.  Such surveys are performed using noise monitoring equipment that includes audio dosimeters and/or sound level meters. The dosimeters allow us to record employee 8-hour time-weighted average exposures to noise in connection with specific operations for comparison to applicable exposure guidelines, and sound level meters provide useful information such as peak sound level values associated with specific operations. Our professional staff members can also perform equipment noise certifications for various pieces of construction equipment on constructions sites prior to activity to make sure all equipment are below the established thresholds.

Upon Completion of a Noise survey, a comprehensive report is prepared that includes background information; observations of specific work activities and operations, and environmental conditions; a description of the monitoring methodology; a discussion of the results in light of applicable regulations (i.e. OSHA exposure guidelines); conclusions; and where appropriate, recommendations pertaining to issues such as engineering controls (i.e. shielding, equipment maintenance and/or modification, and damping), personal protective equipment, employee training, and hearing conservation programs.

Site Health and Safety Plan Preparation

E2PM Industrial Hygienists and senior professionals develop Site Health and Safety Plans for clients in connection with activities at sites where hazardous materials and/or hazardous wastes are known and/or are suspected to exist.  Such plans, which are comprehensive and are based on the OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response regulation, are intended to provide hazard information associated with specific site operations, and to present specific means for protection against such hazards.  To this end, our Health and Safety Plans typically include an introduction that contains background information about the site; an organizational structure that outlines specific individual health and safety responsibilities; a hazard assessment that contains pertinent analytical data, predictable types and estimated quantities of contaminants, general hazard classifications of the contaminants, site health and safety hazards, and applicable exposure guidelines; a hazard mitigation section that presents specific means for protection against anticipated hazards; an exposure monitoring plan; personal protective equipment requirements; medical surveillance requirements; training requirements; site control/work zone needs; decontamination procedures; an emergency contingency plan; and record keeping requirements.

Indoor Air Quality Studies

E2PM offers a full range of services devoted to investigating the specific cause(s) of compromised air quality within structures.  Our staffs of professionals and engineers are well qualified to identify sources of odors, determine concentrations of airborne and/or surface contaminants, interview building occupants to evaluate exposure potentials and episode trends, perform ventilation system analyses, and conduct literature search and evaluate the potential for disease clusters.

Our investigations typically involve the collection of various air samples, and at times may include the collection of bulk and wipe samples to assess surface contaminants. Common indoor air pollutants have included volatile organic compounds, asbestos, dusts, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and others. Air contaminant concentrations are determined using OSHA, NIOSH, or other appropriate analytical methods, as well as through the use of direct-reading instrumentation, and all sample analyses are performed at appropriately qualified laboratories.  In addition to sample collection activities, other direct-reading instruments are typically used to evaluate air temperature and relative humidity data, illumination levels at work stations and common areas, and ventilation system volumetric flow rates

Comprehensive reports are prepared upon completion of such studies that typically include background information; observations of operations and work practices, environmental conditions, and ventilation system design; a synopsis of the sampling and analytical strategies utilized; a summary of the sample results in light of applicable regulations and/or relevant guidelines (i.e. OSHA PELs; the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists threshold limit values; recommendations for indoor environments; etc.); conclusions; and where applicable, recommendations.

Asbestos Consulting

E2PM professionals have extensive experience in the asbestos consulting industry, including bulk sampling, inspection surveys, and air monitoring during asbestos abatement operations. E2PM inspectors are licensed in NJ, NY State and PA. E2PM can develop asbestos abatement specifications, prepare bid documents, and provide asbestos project monitoring and oversight utilizing EPA Accredited and state certified/licensed asbestos building inspectors, management planners, project designers and asbestos supervisors.

All Services shall be provided in accordance with US Department of Labor (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1001 (General Industry) and 29 CFR 1926.1101 (Construction Industry) Regulations and with US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 40 CFR Part 61, Subpart M (National Emission Standard for Asbestos) along with all applicable state regulations.

Lead Consulting

E2PM professionals have extensive experience in the lead consulting industry, including the performance of bulk sampling and inspection surveys, and air monitoring in connection with operations involving lead-containing materials and/or lead-based paints. E2PM inspectors are licensed in NJ, NY State and PA.  E2PM can also develop LBP specifications, prepare bid documents, provide LBP project monitoring and oversight utilizing state certified/licensed: LBP inspector technicians, risk assessors, project designers and LBP contractors/supervisors.

All services shall be provided in accordance with applicable provisions of US Department of Labor (OSHA) 29 CFR 1910. 1025 (General Industry) and 29 CFR 1926.62 (Construction Industry) Regulations and with US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 40 CFR Parts 261 through 265 (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) 40 CFR Part 745 (Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program for Public and Commercial Buildings), and Section 402(c)(3) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), along with all applicable State Regulations.

E2PM Point of Contact:
Gianmarco Ferrante
Tel. (973) 299-5200
Gianmarco.Ferrante@e2pm.com