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Industrial Hygiene Services
 

Industrial hygiene services are provided by highly experienced and specially trained loss control professionals. National Institute of Safety and Health and Occupational Safety and Health Administration methods and guidelines are followed. State-of-the-art, calibrated equipment is utilized. All analytical work is conducted by American Industrial Hygiene Association accredited laboratories.


Noise Monitoring

Chronic noise exposure in the workplace can lead to employee hearing loss. Operations more likely to have chronic noise exposure include printing, metal working, welding, woodworking, food processing, textiles, stoneworking, glass manufacturing, paper and cardboard manufacturing, and chemical processing. A noise assessment is warranted when two people standing in a work environment have difficulty carrying on a conversation. Chubb's Loss Control can conduct noise monitoring and compliance checks as well as assist in the development and implementation of a hearing conservation program.

OSHA has recently revised their hearing loss recordkeeping requirements, further emphasizing the need for companies to have an active, supported Hearing Conservation program. A Hearing Conservation program is an OSHA 1910.95 requirement whenever employee noise exposures exceed 85 A scale decibels over an 8 hour work shift. The elements of a Hearing Conservation program include:

  • Noise monitoring
  • Baseline and annual employee audiograms
  • Annual training
  • Recordkeeping
  • Engineering noise control efforts
  • Formal program development

Air Contaminant Monitoring

Air contaminant monitoring is conducted to address employee complaints, OSHA inquiries, or to establish a baseline of the exposure. Air contaminant monitoring usually involves a comprehensive pre-assessment, including plant tour, meetings with specific personnel to acquire necessary exposure information, and review of Material Safety Data Sheets. Full shift representative air contaminant monitoring is then conducted.


Indoor Air Quality Assessment

Office occupants frequently complain of general symptoms potentially related to indoor air quality that include headache, fatigue, dryness and nausea. These discomfort symptoms may relate to inadequate fresh air, but could also stem from personal health conditions or stress. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) assessments assist companies in identifying true building-related air quality problems and resolution. An IAQ assessment generally consists of a building walkthrough, review of accessible heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, conversations with complaintants and air quality monitoring.


Count on Loss Control Services

We understand the hazards that could cripple a business. Chubb's Loss Control services are designed to improve safety and prevent or mitigate losses. We first analyze the loss history and understand the business issues, then develop solutions geared toward removing the loss causes so history does not repeat itself. We work closely with many levels of an organization to craft asset management and loss prevention solutions that help businesses have greater control over downtime and more influence on their bottom line.

Our global network of loss control professionals reside in 28 countries. In fact, 25% of our staff is located outside of the United States. Wherever they are, our loss control professionals understand the local business environment and regulations, making global account coordination seamless and ensuring consistency and quality at any location.


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Commercial Loss Control Services

 

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