Exposure assessments and monitoring programs are conducted to identify if one or more chemical, physical, or biological substances are present in a given area. If so, does the substance or substances pose a health risk to individuals. WP Consulting exposure assessments are conducted by following Occupational Hygiene principles which are anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of hazards.
Detailed background information is vital for exposure assessment and monitoring. This information helps us identify any unknown substance that might be causing problems and exposure. Some vital information that we look for is as follows:
What is the subject area used for (the function of the space)?
What activities are conducted within the subject area?
What activities are conducted outside of the subject area?
How do external activities affect the subject area?
What is the configuration of the ventilation system (the pathways of ductwork, airflow, etc.)?
WP Consulting's assessments are performed in reference to government and health regulatory and standard implementing bodies and institutions. These bodies and institutions consist of but are not limited to:
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)