Industrial Hygiene


 
    Asbestos Testing:
  • ERA consists of staff certified by the State of Hawai'i to: Conduct Asbestos Inspections, Produce Remedial Plans, and Conduct Remedial Oversight under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA).
  • ERA provides initial advice regarding potential asbestos problems, carrying out thorough inspections, working together with remedial contractors to correct any problems, then providing a thorough report for documentation process. 
    State of Hawai'i Certifications:
  • Asbestos Inspector
  • Asbestos Management Planner
  • Asbestos Project Designer
  • Asbestos Project Monitor


 
    Lead Paint Testing:
  • ERA conducts: Lead Surveys, Lead Risk Assessments, Specification Documents, and Remedial Oversight.
  • ERA utilizes various methods for lead determination, including: Paint Chip Sampling and XRF. ERA also conducts: Lead Paint, Dust, Soil and Water Sampling.
*ERA employs two staff members certified by the State of Hawai'i for lead activities.


 
    Mold Testing:

    ERA's Mold Assessment and Remediation services include:
    
    Support:
  • Mold abatement project management and quality assurance
  • Inspection of building envelope restoration
  • Oversight of plan implementation
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Awareness training
  • Expert witness services/litigation support
    Surveys:
  • Building history evaluations
  • Occupant surveys and health symptom evaluations
  • HVAC system evaluation
  • Chemical and Physical parameter investigation (CO,CO2, temperature, relative humidity)
  • Moisture surveys for building materials affected and/or compromised by moisture intrusion
  • Bio-aerosol sampling
  • Field and laboratory evaluation of building envelope water leakage
  • Particulate measurement
  • Visual survey of building interior/exterior and workplace practices/processes
    Specification/Plan Development:
  • Preventive action plans
  • MOLD abatement project designs and specific ations
  • HVAC maintenance plans
  • Corrective action plans
  • Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Plans to promote good IAQ
  • Specifications for restoration of building envelope 

 

 

 

 
    Indoor Air Quality:
  • IAQ evaluation usually begins with questionnaires and interviews with effected personnel. ERA may perform direct-reading measurements of indoor air containments, including: Particulates, Carbon Dioxide, Temperature and Relative Humidity (RH).
  • ERA also inspects the building's ventilation system design and operating procedures,in addition to reviewing the system's preventative maintenance program.
  • ERA inspects the condition of system components for microbial reservoirs and amplifiers as well as sources of odors, chemical contaminants and combustion products. 
  • When an IAQ evaluation reveals active or potential contaminant sources, ERA may be retained to conduct subsequent air sampling and analysis to document the extent of contamination. 
  • IAQ sampling evaluations are also a way to determine whether certain baseline guidelines are being met. 
  • ERA has performed customized IAQ sampling evaluations for a variety of air contaminants, including: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) emitted from construction materials, Office Furnishings, and Printing Operations, as well as Combustion Processes and Pesticides.