Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Health Services

Industrial Hygiene is generally defined as the art and science dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, communication, and control of environmental stressors in or arising from the work place that may result in injury, illness, impairment, or affect the well being of workers and members of the community.  These stressors are divided into the categories biological, chemical, physical, ergonomic, and psychosocial.

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 closely with nationally accredited and certified laboratories within a wide variety of industries to identify, evaluate, and control occupational health hazards.  These services include:

  • Air Sampling and Monitoring, Compressed Gas Surveillance Program, Surface Biological Sampling
  • Chemical, Biological, Medical Gas, and Physical Hazard Assessments
  • Area Noise Surveys  and Personal Noise Monitoring
  • Ionizing and Non-ionizing Radiation Surveys,  Laser Health Hazard Evaluations
  • Indoor Air Quality Investigations, Illumination Surveys
  • AHU/HVAC Maintenance Protocol Infection Control Assessments
  • Asbestos, Airborne Bacteria, and Bioaerosol Sampling / Assessments
  • Lead-Based Paint and Radon Sampling
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors Assessments
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Selection / Respiratory Protection Program
  • Laboratory Chemical Hygiene Program Development
  • Water Sampling and Analysis (HPC, Legionella, Total Coliforms, E-Coli, etc.)