Industrial Hygiene Services
State of Nevada Mine Safety and Training Section offers the following FREE Industrial Hygiene assistance:
Fit Testing: We use the PortaCount for a
more reliable result. This allows for
ease of use and peace of mind for the employee. Respirator fit testing can be set up for your
Sampling: Silica dust is a problem in
the majority of the state. We can come
to any site within the state for personal sampling. We sample for an entire 8 hour shift to
ensure accuracy of results for an 8 hour Time Weighted Average. We also sample for various other types of
dust as well.
and Vapor Sampling: Many refineries and
some underground mines have a combination of air contaminants, silver, lead and
mercury commonly are found in facilities around the state. Severe health problems can occur with these
contaminants. Welding fumes are also a
common occurrence and easily sampled for.
Sampling: Hearing loss is the number one
occupational illness today despite the education of our work force and designs
of hearing protection. Noise dosimeters
are worn by the employee for a shift and converted into an 8 hour Time Weighted
Average and Percent Dose.
for surface lead, mercury, nickel and cadmium:
Many processes have heavy metals either because of the composition of
the ore or because of the type of processing that is used. We use swabs to test for contamination or
cross contamination to help prevent occupational illness of employees working
in these processes.
Surveys: Either a full ventilation
survey of an underground mine or evaluations of fume hoods can be accomplished
during any regular IH inspection. We
often find that employees overexposed to air contaminants are due to
ventilation issues and when found these can be corrected by various means.
materials: Identification, usage and
storage can be completed and proper PPE can be recommended.
Stress: One of the most overlooked health
problems, heat and humidity, takes a toll on the worker in numerous ways. Evaluations and recommendations for your site
can be made during any IH survey.
information on these or other types of assistance that can be given for your
particular site please feel free to contact us at 775-684-7085.