Industrial Hygiene

NIOSH Hierarchy of Controls

Ventilation is considered an engineering control which is found in the middle of the Hierarchy of Controls.
Ventilation is meant to isolate the worker from the hazard when installed and operated properly.


IH personnel conducting a ventilation survey on a Bradley.The Army IH Engineering Team helps installations provide a safe and healthy working environment for Soldiers and civilians by providing concept designs, design reviews and ventilation system assessments      

We support all types of occupancies from heavy industrial to medical to office, including facilities for deployed units.
Our team provides engineering support to Industrial Hygienists.

Our recognized experts provide training in ventilation, blueprint reading and design review to installation personnel so they may better to assess designs and manage ventilation systems.
Our engineers also offer expertise in the areas of fire protection and fire code compliance, life safety and Statement of Conditions (SOC) assessments for medical facilities for Joint Commission accreditation.

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Ventilation System Assessments 

Onsite investigations evaluate and identify problems with ventilation systems and provide recommendations for resolving worker complaints:

  • Industrial
  • Medical
  • Laboratory
  • Indoor Air Quality

Concept Design 

Industrial ventilation system concept designs save significantly on design costs and assure proper system operation.


Recognized experts offer various ventilation and design review courses customized to fit customer needs:

  • Blueprint Reading & Design Review
  • Industrial Ventilation
  • Life Safety

Design Review 

New construction or renovation projects are reviewed to identify code violations before costly retrofits are required:

  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Paint Spray Operations
  • Abrasive Blasting Operations
  • Firing Range
  • Welding Shops
  • Battery Charging Rooms
  • Flammable Storage 
  • Laboratories

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Life Safety Assessments

Onsite evaluations are provided to ensure compliance with National Fire Protection Association code criteria. 
Assistance is provided to hospitals in completing parts 2 and 3 of the Statement of Conditions, documentation required for 
Joint Commission Accreditation

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IH Support 

Engineering assistance supports specific IH surveys, ranging from indoor air quality to exposure assessments.


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