Employing safe work practices as well as proper use of engineering controls will help eliminate or reduce exposure to hazardous conditions that can result when working with volatile chemicals, radioisotopes, infectious materials, loud or energized equipment and other physical hazards. To confirm that hazard controls are sufficient, EHS conducts monitoring of work environments and may conduct sampling for air quality, personnel exposures, drinking water, surface contamination, or conduct assessments for the presence of mold, ergonomic deficiencies or the capture efficiency of contaminant exhaust systems such as fume hoods. Another form of monitoring is medical surveillance, which is conducted by the EHS Occupational Health program.
Contact Radiation Safety or Biosafety for specific concerns related those programs. To schedule an assessment of your work environment or obtain advice on proper procedures and controls for all other hazards, contact the EHS Industrial Hygiene unit contact EHS main office (303) 724-0345.
If you are preparing for your CAP accreditation site visit and wish to schedule personnel monitoring, contact Justin Sterger at (303) 724-2271.