FAQS

What is Industrial Hygiene?

Industrial Hygiene as defined by the American Industrial Hygiene Association: 

A “science and art devoted to the recognition, evaluation and control of those environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace that may cause sickness, impaired health and well being, or significant discomfort and inefficiency among workers or among the citizens of the community.

 

What are the common industrial hygiene problems?

Chemical hazards like mists, vapors from toxic solvents, dusts from asbestos and fumes from welding.
hazards like radiation, noise and heat stress.
hazards like improper lifting. Remember, back pain is a very common as well as costly injury.
hazards like bloodborne pathogens and molds.

What does “CIH” stand for?

It stands for Certified Industrial Hygienist. It is a mark of professionalism conferred by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. It is only for those individuals meeting extensive professional and educational requirements. All CIHs are bound by the Code of Ethics.

Why this firm is different?

Compliance Solution LLC is the only firm in Hawaii staffed by a former state OSHA compliance officer. Archie inspected and cited various kinds of businesses from auto body shops to wastewater treatment plants. He understands and knows what a compliance officer looks for.

What does the compliance officer do?

Compliance only.  Whenever a violation is first identified, a citation will be issued.  Sorry.  No second chance.  Depending on the violation, a citation may or may not have penalty.  The penalty can be as high as $70,000 per violation.

Can I tell the compliance officer to go away?

Yes.  You may tell the compliance officer to go away and refuse entry.  However, the compliance officer may come back with a search warrant later.

How OSHA conducts inspection?

A compliance officer has to follow certain procedures to conduct an inspection. The procedures are outlined in detailed in Field Investigation Reference Manual.

Mold and your home?

When you are going to buy a house, you want to ensure the house is not contaminated with mold. You need a certified industrial hygienist to investigate. We believe an article in Realty Times says it very well.