Exposure monitoring is the process of estimating or measuring the magnitude, frequency and duration of exposure to chemical, physical and biological agents for a group of workers. Monitoring generally consists of collecting direct measurements or samples to be analyzed by a laboratory to determine the exposure of a worker to an agent (e.g. solvent, dust). Exposure assessments must be carefully planned and executed to assure accurate estimations of worker exposure.
Workers are exposed to a variety of hazards in a manufacturing environment, (e.g. solvents, dusts, acids, fuels, noise, etc.). Exposure monitoring is an important component of an Occupational Hygiene program, as this assessment determines the types of controls required to remove or reduce the hazard to acceptable levels; and therefore, reduce the potential risk to their health.
Sumerra assists clients, both large and small, in anticipating, identifying, and evaluating exposures to a variety of chemical, physical and biological agents through exposure monitoring. Sumerra can develop exposure monitoring plans, conduct sampling or monitoring for a wide variety of hazards, or train staff to properly conduct exposure monitoring on their own. The Sumerra staff holds internationally respected and recognized certifications such as Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) which make them qualified to perform these services.