For employers, the health, comfort and well-being of your workforce is top priority. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognizes that indoor air quality (IAQ) can be a major concern to employers, schools, building managers and owners, and those responsible for building maintenance, and recommends a proactive approach to address such concerns. OSHA suggests that workforce productivity can be significantly improved with adequate IAQ.

IAQ complaints are commonly associated with building construction and design flaws, deficient routine preventative maintenance of building systems including heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, plumbing, and building envelope systems. RHP’s team of credentials and certified experts bring their knowledge and technical prowess in industrial hygiene principles, building construction and OSHA regulations and guidance to IAQ projects enabling us to provide auditing services intended to protect and secure your workforce, management and visitors from discomfort and exposure concerns. We work with clients to provide documentation and quantitative data to maintain your company’s good standing with OSHA.  

RHP utilizes state-of-the-art monitoring and testing equipment to measure and validate relevant parameters related to IAQ:

  • Temperature, Relative Humidity and CO2 – Controlled by HVAC system
  • Particulate – Suspended solid or liquid substances in air which may be drawn into building from outside sources or produced by interior activities
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) – Gases emitted from solids or liquids including new building materials and paints
  • Ventilation – Local exhaust of contaminant or general dilution ventilation
  • Carbon Monoxide – Gas associated with incomplete combustion (cracked heat exchanger in furnace or vehicle exhaust)
  • Biological Contaminants (Mold, bacteria, pollen) – Related to deficient maintenance and housekeeping, or due to water intrusion and high indoor relative humidity

Once a site evaluation is completed and data is collected, RHP works with management to develop corrective action steps including:

  • Source Management – Removal, substitution and enclosure of sources
  • Engineering Controls – Local exhaust, general dilution ventilation and air cleaning
  • Administrative Controls – Work schedule, education and housekeeping

Through RHP’s comprehensive approach to auditing clients can be assured your company will be in compliance and workers protected.

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RHP Risk Management is a leader in the field of Industrial Hygiene, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Built Environment, Risk Management, Dose Estimation & Analysis, and Exposure Simulation Testing. Our highly trained and sophisticated team of professionals work together seamlessly on small and large projects. Our roster includes certified industrial hygienists, public health scientists, risk assessors, certified safety professionals, field staff, an engineer, an anthropologist, an economist, certified paralegals, and support staff.

We work with our clients to develop solutions to their most pressing concerns. Understanding exposures and risks through a grounding in a sound, defensible, state- of- the- art scientific approach gives our clients peace of mind. Empowered by a comprehensive understanding of exposures we can provide, clients are better equipped to recognize previously unseen business risks, manage known risks, target areas for control systems, comply with regulations, and to be braced for regulatory or litigation actions. Senior staff have served as experts in front of stakeholders, public, workers, regulatory, and State and Federal courts.