Occupational safety is a program to provide a safe and healthy workplace for the worker. It is based on the employer’s safety mission, regulations, industrial standards, professional standards of practice, standards organizations, and more. From a regulatory standpoint, it comes from the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA, www.osha.gov) which has regulations for general industry, maritime industry, and construction. Additionally, there is the U.S. Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA, www.msha.gov) which regulates all types of mining including coal, phosphate, metals, and more.
Environmental Safety Consultants, Inc. (ESC) has been offering services in the occupational safety area for 34 years. The firm has a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) on staff, plus a chemical engineer. Additionally, ESC is a Florida licensed engineering firm. As such, we have unique credentials and experience in the occupational safety area and other areas.
ESC specializes in several areas of occupational safety. OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard is one of those areas. Respiratory protection and personal protective equipment are in another area. Initial HAZWOPER Awareness and Hazardous Waste Management plans and training dovetail well with those areas. ESC also conducts audits in the environmental health and safety areas with an emphasis on hazardous materials, hazardous wastes, and spill response. Our CIH and Professional Engineer complete most services in those areas.
Even more occupational safety services are completed in our industrial hygiene area. ESC completes other services in the occupational safety area, as well, and refer you to other firms to complete whatever occupational safety services you need.