Occupational health refers to the identification and control of the risks in the workplace arising from physical, chemical, and other hazards in order to establish and maintain a safe and healthy working environment. These hazards may include chemical agents and solvents, heavy metals such as lead and mercury, physical agents such as loud noise or vibration, and physical hazards such as electricity or dangerous machinery.
The United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration offers many examples of how to identify potential health hazards at your workplace, assess the severity of the potential health hazards by conducting sampling, and recommends controls to mitigate the health hazard for both industrial and office worksites. Visit the OSHA website for more information. Tri-County is not currently offering consultation on hazard identification and assessment.
Tri-County Health Department is not currently offering sampling services at this time.