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Category Archives: Industrial Hygiene

Managing Industrial Hygiene Issues in the Proactive Mode

April 12, 2011

By Mandy Sunderland, Sr. Industrial Hygienist, Total Safety One of the biggest challenges facing safety and health practitioners today is ensuring that their companies operate in “proactive,” rather than “reactive,” mode. In reactive mode, an injury occurs, and an investigation is conducted to find out what happened and who to blame. Recommendations are made to

Total Safety Acquires Webb, Murray & Associates

March 29, 2011

Total Safety, the leading global provider of integrated safety services and compliance solutions, announced today it has acquired substantially all of the assets and ongoing business of Webb, Murray & Associates, Inc., a Houston-based fire protection and safety services company.  “We are very pleased to have completed this transaction and are honored to have such

Total Safety Acquires Industrial Hygiene Consulting Firm, Pacific Environmental

January 25, 2011

“We are honored to have Pacific’s talented team join the Total Safety family,” said David E. Fanta, Chief Executive Officer of Total Safety. “Canada remains a very strategic market for Total Safety and we have many clients asking us to expand our service offering to include industrial hygiene and occupational safety. Working with Peter and

Industrial Hygiene Planning for Successful Turnarounds

January 3, 2011

By Mandy Sunderland, Senior Industrial Hygienist , Total Safety  Turnarounds can be expensive in terms of lost production while the process unit is offline, and in direct costs for labor, tools, heavy equipment and materials used to execute the project. A well planned and executed turnaround helps ensure the project is conducted safely and efficiently,

Spill Response: Can Industry Supply the Goods?

August 3, 2010

By Mandy Sunderland, Industrial Hygiene Specialist, Total Safety The Oil Pollution Act (OPA) was signed into law in August 1990, largely in response to rising public concern following the Exxon Valdez spill, now the second largest oil spill in U.S. waters. The intent of the law is to improve the nation’s ability to prevent and respond

Building an Industrial Hygiene Program from the Ground Up

May 3, 2010

By Chuck Dingman, CIH, CSP Industrial Hygiene Services Manager, Total Safety So your manager has instructed you to develop a new Industrial Hygiene Program or correct deficiencies in the current program for your organization.  Just what does that mean, and where do you begin? Simply stated, the field of industrial hygiene encompasses agents and conditions

The OSHA Challenge Program, First Steps to the VPP Star

April 3, 2010

By Chuck Gibson, VPP Manager, Total Safety Preparing for and attaining certification in the OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) can sometimes seem to be a confusing and overwhelming task, particularly for companies that do not have mature safety and health management systems already in place. To help, OSHA has developed a program for companies that

Total Safety Acquires ICU Environmental, Health & Safety

February 1, 2010

Houston – February 1, 2010 Total Safety, the global leader of integrated industrial safety services and equipment, announces it has acquired ICU Environmental, Health & Safety, which provides a full range of environmental, health and safety services to public and private sector clients. “We are very pleased to announce this most recent acquisition and to

Total Safety Enters Industrial Hygiene Services Business

August 25, 2009

Houston – August 25, 2009 Total Safety, the global leader of integrated industrial safety services and equipment, is expanding into Industrial Hygiene Services and will provide comprehensive solutions for exposure monitoring, hazard and risk assessments, respiratory protection programs, ergonomic assessments, indoor air quality, asbestos, and lead and mold monitoring. In addition, Richard Matherne, CIH, has

Total Safety Welcomes Payne Services, Inc. (PSI) to the Family

June 15, 2007

Houston – June 15, 2007 On June 15th, Total Safety U.S., Inc. acquired Payne Services, Inc. (PSI). Payne Services’ primary  lines  of  business  include  safety personnel and staff, confined space attendants,  safety training, and contract industrial hygienists.  The  company was founded in 1989 and has service  locations in Donaldsonville, LA,  Pasadena, TX, and  Corpus Christi, TX,  which  further complements Total Safety’s  presence on the Gulf