Industrial Hygiene

At Mount Sinai, we partner with labor, management, and other stakeholders to find the best solutions to maintain safe and healthy work environments. Strong health and safety programs not only protect workers, but also improve job performance, increase productivity, and reduce costs. Our industrial hygiene team identifies and assesses exposures to physical, biological, and chemical hazards and develops prevention and control systems.

Services

Health and Safety Programs

Our industrial hygienists collaborate with board-certified occupational medicine physicians at Mount Sinai to develop comprehensive and effective workplace health and safety programs. We help establish policies and protocols, hazard assessment plans, as well as education and training programs.

Work Site Assessments and Exposure Monitoring Programs

We visit work sites to identify and evaluate occupational and environmental exposures. We design site-specific exposure monitoring programs to physical, biological, and chemical hazards and provide feasible recommendations to control or eliminate exposures.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Programs

Individuals working in hazardous environments must wear the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) whenever controls cannot reduce or eliminate potential exposures. We assist with selection of PPE and provide dermal and respiratory protective equipment fit-testing and training.

Specialized Training

Education is an important part of keeping workers safe and healthy. We lead specialized trainings across industries. Topics have included: understanding hazardous noise levels, preventing asbestos exposure, occupational hazards in manufacturing, construction, transportation, infrastructure repair, and rehabilitation.

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Call us at 212-824-7118 for a consultation to determine your workplace needs.