15
Aug

Mould Assessment

EKG was contracted by a restoration firm and insurance company to perform an investigation of the building envelope of an 85 person aided retirement home, as the result of a water intrusion event. The examination utilized nondestructive testing of the structure using thermal imaging, and cameras to investigate wall cavities and voids. Bulk sampling of materials exhibiting mould growth, and …

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25
Jul

Industrial Hygiene Sampling

A medium sized automotive manufacturer needed to evaluate its workplace for chemical hazards associated with worker exposure. As a result, an Major OHSAS 18001 non-compliance finding on the issue. The facility had conducted some industrial hygiene testing in the past, but it was limited in scope and focused solely on one department. The company at the time had over 500 …

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25
Jul

Designated Substance Program

A routine MOL investigation identified that a mid-sized manufacturing site had not assessed its operation for designated substances under O. Reg 490, and that 4 of the 11 designated substances in Ontario were present either as part of the building envelop (asbestos, lead), materials used in their process (silica), or in the equipment (mercury). EKG conducted designated assessment surveys for …

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25
Jul

Noise Assessment

A large sized Tier 1 automotive manufacturing organization wanted to assess their facility for noise levels and to identify high-risk occupations. EKG was contracted to perform this task. Our initial process was to conduct a facility wide noise mapping to determine the noise levels throughout the various departments. Areas with the highest noise levels identified occupations for personal noise dosimetry. …

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25
Jul

Air Balance / Air Flow Project

The Canadian division of a global manufacturer of industrial/commercial packaged boiler systems was struggling with poor air quality and elevated levels of welding emissions throughout its production areas. Given seasonal changes in the plant, environment being closed in the winter months or open during the summer, each condition had similar and dissimilar issues. EKG Inc. reported its findings and recommended …

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25
Jul

Industrial Hygiene Development Project

A significant resource company operating multiple mining sites in BC and Alberta was struggling to get full value out its internal industrial hygiene program. The organization sent several resources to the EKG Industrial Hygiene – Strategy to Sampling professional development course, and were so impressed they contracted EKG to assess their program and field monitoring processes. EKG attended the various …

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27
Jun

The Value of Industrial Hygiene

Industrial Hygiene (IH) is one of the most valuable Occupational Health and Safety sciences that organizations can practice to protect workers’ health and their bottom line. However, the business value of IH Programs can only be truly perceived and communicated to business leaders when effective data management of health hazard exposure and occupational disease risk is performed. When we consult …

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“The EKG Course is unique in its design and delivery from other IH courses I have attended. The instructor was passionate about the topic, engaging and made sure everyone got exactly what they needed. The program was so effective it has become the baseline program for all of our H&S resources at Teck Coal.”

Karin Greenlees, Director EHS Teck Coal

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