OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY SERVICES

Worker Health and Safety

Hudson Highlands Environmental Consulting personnel have extensive experience in providing occupational health and safety services as required by OSHA, state and local laws, and good safety practices. Successful health and safety programs are those that are tailored for the specific business or project. The primary goal of an effective safety program reduces the accidents and injuries for the involved workers and includes the following elements provided by HHEC:

• Accident and root cause analysis investigations and safety program improvement
• Interpretation of the regulations applicable to the industry, industry-specific regulatory tracking on on-call services
• Development of corporate-specific health and safety programs and standard operating procedures
• Employee Training
• Project–specific health and safety plan/job hazard analysis development and review
• Chemical, biological, and physical hazard assessment and evaluation including air sampling, noise studies, illumination studies, ergonomics, traffic safety, tunnel work, underwater projects, remediation and construction site safety
• Development and tracking of employee medical programs for respiratory clearances, exposure to hazardous substances, and hearing conservation.

Training

Hudson Highlands Environmental Consulting develops and provides both environmental and health and safety training programs to businesses, non-profit groups, and environmental advocacy groups.

Environmental/community training programs include:

• RCRA
• Universal Waste Management
• Hazardous Materials Awareness (lead, mercury, PCBs, asbestos, silica, etc.)
• Spill prevention
• Storm Water Pollution Prevention
• Traffic safety during road construction projects
• Fire Safety and Evacuation   



Employee safety training programs include:

• Hazard Communication
• HAZWOPER
• Hearing Conservation
• Confined Space Entry
• Fall Protection
• Electrical safety/Arc Flash
• Hazardous Energy/Lockout/Tagout
• Bloodborne Pathogens
• Respiratory Protection
• Excavation and Trenching
• Crane Safety
• Cold and heat stress
• Radiation

Indoor Air/Mold & Bacterial Assessments

Indoor air quality is a growing health concern both in our homes and workplaces. Indoor air quality is often a concern in air-regulated “tight” buildings producing health related issues from headaches, allergies, and cold-like symptoms to respiratory ailments. Mold colonization occurs due to the presence of visible or hidden moisture sources. Hudson Highlands Environmental Consulting has extensive experience in assessing both indoor air quality and mold/bacterial growth for residential clients as well as commercial, governmental, and education facilities. The assessments are conducted by inspecting the affected structure/building, collecting samples using state-of the-art sampling instrumentation and laboratory analyses, interviewing occupants and maintenance staff, and evaluating the data to provide sound recommendations for improvement of indoor air quality.