Occupational Health & Safety
Our Services Include:
Water Damage Assessments
We conduct investigations to determine the extent of water-damaged building materials and provide detailed recommendations for mitigation measures to minimize the potential for mould growth.
Occupational and Industrial Hygiene Surveys
We conduct qualitative and quantitative surveys for due diligence purposes, to address employee concerns, to assess exposure to chemicals used in the workplace, and propose mitigation measures or ensure your organization maintains compliance with regulations.
Mould and Bacteria
We perform assessments and sampling for mould and bacteria in response to employee complaints, leaks, floods, sewage contamination and the like. We provide remedial scope of work/specifications for safe mould and bacteria removal. We also offer inspection and clearance sampling services for remediation/abatement projects.
We have two Canadian – National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) Certified Radon Measurement Professional on our team who are certified to provide air monitoring services for radon in residential, commercial and institutional buildings in every Canadian province and territory as per the Health Canada Guideline.
Health and Safety Audits
We help you assess your current health and safety program and develop policies and procedures to address gaps and meet your legal obligations. We help you implement your program and conduct audits to assess how well it’s working.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Assessments
We conduct investigations and sampling to assess building ventilation, occupant comfort and the presence of odours, dust, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other chemicals of concern. We evaluate the impacts of nearby construction activities and provide recommendations to ensure good indoor air quality is established and maintained.
We perform noise surveys to evaluate and control noise exposure in the workplace.
Confined Space Assessments
We assess whether your facility has confined spaces, as defined by the regulations in your jurisdiction. If they do, we help you develop a Confined Space Program and implement required health and safety measures such as entry plans, and training.
Health & Safety Program Development
We assist in the development, review and implementation of health & safety policies, programs and procedures.
We assist with the design and implementation of infection prevention and control measures for renovation, construction and demolition projects in healthcare facilities. We carry out inspection and air monitoring during projects to confirm that infection prevention and control (IPAC) measures are successful.
Frequently Asked Questions:
(Note – the answers to the following questions reference Ontario legislation. Call us if you have similar questions about other jurisdictions, or need help with other health and safety issues.)
Am I responsible for the health and safety of a contractor I engage to do work for me?
The Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act defines an employer as “a person who employs one or more workers or contracts for the services of one or more workers…” This means that you have responsibilities to protect the health and safety of contractors as well as your direct employees. Some projects have a General Contractor who engages subcontractors. In such a case, the General Contractor (called a “Constructor” in the Ontario OHS Act) has obligations with respect to the health and safety of everyone on the project, including subcontractors. It is always a good idea to put your health and safety expectations of contractors in the contract agreement.
Do I need a Confined Space Program in my workplace?
It is not always easy to determine whether you have a confined space that meets the regulatory definition. If you think you have such spaces, you should assess whether they meet the definition of confined space. If they do, and workers may enter the space, you need a written Confined Space Program, specific entry procedures, among many other requirements.
As an employer, do I need to assess employee exposure to noise? If yes, how do I determine noise exposure?
I am concerned about mould, what can I do?
I am concerned about the air quality at work, what can I do?
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Missisauga Office: 75 Courtneypark Drive West,
Unit #1, Mississauga, ON L5W 0E3
Ottawa Office: 666 Kirkwood Avenue,
Unit 100, Ottawa, ON K1Z 5X9
Mississauga - O: 905.795.2800
Ottawa - O: 613.699.2295