Exposure Assessment
Judgement of Risk

Chrome VI
Proving Cr6 Exposures.

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Industrial Hygiene - Exposure Assessment

Approximately 476 chemicals have OSHA permissible exposure limits (PELs) such as methyl ethyl ketone, hexavalent chrome, copper fume and toluene. OSHA also recognizes the fact that over 300,000 chemicals, all without PELs, may be found in the American workplace. OSHA suggests strongly that employers perform risk assessments on chemicals, and other hazardous agents, in the workplace. This is because the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and other scientific bodies have recognized that OSHA PELs are either antiquated and may not protect workers, and that PELs are absent altogether. The general duty clause of the OSH Act of 1970 requires employers to provide employees a workplace free of recognized hazards, and this drives the requirement for risk assessment. To satisfy the requirement for OSHA requires:

  • All Potential Hazardous Exposures be Identified and Assessed,
  • Employee Exposures to Regulated Chemicals Remain Below the PEL

Juler Group Incorporated has developed and refined a hazardous agent (e.g. chemicals, noise, biologicals, radiation, vibration, etc.) industrial hygiene exposure assessment tool that relies on a systematic and reproducible process that provides a risk judgment for each potentially hazardous chemical, physical and process agent found in your operations. The Qualitative & Quantitative Assessment Matrix (TOUQAM©) tool results in a sampling strategy that enables monitoring and required data collection at two stages thus satisfying agency requirements while reducing sampling labor and analysis costs.

TOUQAM©

Saving Labor and Analytical Costs.

The determination of an employee's exposure risk to hazardous chemical agents may be accomplished in the following way:

  • Compliant Stage One - Perform Qualitative Assessment
  • Compliant Stage Two - Perform Quantitative Assessment

The Juler Group TOUCAM© risk assessment tool enables an employer to make the determination whether a specific agent does or does not present an exposure risk worthy of sampling under present operational conditions. Unfortunately, many IH assessments are done with either a "let's sample everything" strategy, or "let's sample just high percent components of a safety data sheet" strategy. Either approach leads to excessive costs and the creation of additional liabilities for the employer. Juler Group IH Risk Assessments do not follow this philosophy!

The Juler Group TOUCAM© process results in a Qualitative Assessment of exposure risk leading to a sampling plan that includes only those chemical agents that have been identified as higher risk. Sampling is performed, usually on only a small subset of the agents, where quantitative data is needed to provide rationale for risk judgment. This saves an employer time and money. The stage one Qualitative Assessment is considered "sampling" by agency and satisfies an employers requirement to identify all hazardous exposure risks in the workplace. Stage two Quantitative Assessment provides actual measured data that will either suggest exposure levels are above or below PELs, and whether controls must be evaluated.

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