Create a healthier and more productive work environment for employees by helping your business evaluate and if needed reduce their workplace exposures, as well as reduce regulatory non-compliance issues. Chubb Global Risk Advisors (CGRA) assists in the development of tactical solutions for rapid results and strategic initiatives to integrate effective risk management processes for occupational disease mitigation into your operations. As a result, we help your business demonstrate health, safety and environmental values.
Led by our team of Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIHs), our highly educated, credentialed and experienced teams help protect your employees’ health and assists your organization to meet applicable government regulations and industry standards.
Our IH services include, but are not limited to:
Assessments often involve the recognition, evaluation (including collection of air samples or other exposure measurements) and provision of control recommendations on noted exposures. This can encompass an entire facility, a department or a particular operation. During an assessment we also may be able to review existing controls, programs and procedures to determine if they could be improved. These assessments can be comprehensive or focused depending on the client’s needs.
Often we are called upon to provide an objective, outside analysis of client’s operations exposures and controls. The focus of these reviews is usually to assess or monitor their programs effectiveness by examining their organization, planning, programs and policies. We look at the implementation of these programs and determine if they are effective in meeting government regulations and protecting employee health. Our audits take an in-depth look into the entire occupational health program, while a review involves looking only at selected programs, policies or procedures. The scope of these audits and reviews is completely scalable.
Besides auditing an entire Industrial Hygiene program, some of the various programs and policies we have audited include; Respiratory Protection programs, Hearing Conservation programs, Hazard Communication programs, Laboratory Chemical Hygiene programs, Confined Space Entry programs, etc. We also perform engineering control reviews, assessing the effectiveness of ventilation systems and noise control devices and provide specifications for these types of controls. Engineering control reviews can be done on an existing system, involve the review of a planned system or we can help in the specification of a new systems.
We also provide additional services such as routine, periodic monitoring of air contaminants, training of employees and supervisory personnel in industrial hygiene issues and procedures (including sampling and evaluation techniques), substance specific exposure reviews for OSHA compliance, risk assessments of operations or plants (to evaluate potential problems or liabilities that could be incurred during acquisitions and mergers), ventilation assessments and specification, as well as other services.
Chubb’s Environmental Health Laboratory (EHL), accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association – Laboratory Accreditation Program, LLC (AIHA-LAP, LLC), provides sampling media and analyzes samples using Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and in-house methods in order to evaluate employee exposures to dust and chemicals used in the workplace. EHL can provide guidance in determining the appropriate sampling methods and media to use for collecting samples when evaluating potential exposures for any operation , such as welding fumes, soldering exposures, dust levels from cutting or grinding, and/or during solvent use or spray paint operations. EHL can also identify the presence or absence of asbestos, mold and other materials in collected bulk samples.