Cashins & Associates: Diagnosing difficult construction industrial hygiene problems so they can be addressed successfully.

Construction sites are quickly changing environments that present a multitude of safety and industrial hygiene hazards to employees. Hazards may include the following:

  • Lead
  • Asbestos
  • Welding fume
  • Paint vapors
  • Waterproofing
  • Silica dust
  • Diesel exhaust
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Mold
  • Bacteria
  • Contaminated soil
  • Heavy metals

Construction sites also can create air quality issues for surrounding properties and the community. If concerned abutters contact regulatory authorities about unaddressed air quality issues, it can cause a project to be shut down until the issue is addressed satisfactorily.