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Our team of Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIHs), Certified Safety Professionals (CSPs), and environmental scientists provide expert counsel on matters involving asbestos, lead, mold, legionella, smoke, noise, occupational risks, and other hazards.

Our experts are retained to perform exposure assessments, environmental sampling, air quality testing, noise and moisture mapping, and cause and origin investigations. We are also called upon to develop risk mitigation programs for environmental and occupational hazards.

Our Services
  • Asbestos Inspections, Testing, Project Management, Project Design, Clearance & Monitoring
  • Chemical Hygiene Plans
  • Clearance Sampling for Building Re-Occupancy
  • Computerized Dispersion Modelling
  • Development of Mitigation Programs for Environmental & Occupational Hazards
  • Environmental Investigations for Built Environments
  • Environmental Property Damage Assessment
  • Environmental Sampling
  • Evaluation of Personal Protective Equipment, Including FIT Testing
  • Exposure Assessments & Risk Characterization
  • Fire & Smoke Damage Assessments
  • Hazardous Waste Assessments, Management & Control
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Testing
  • Indoor Environmental Quality Services
  • Industrial Hygiene Monitoring
  • Infection Control Risk Assessments (ICRA)
  • Job Safety Analysis (JSAs) & Workplace Hazard Assessments (WHAs)
  • Lead Inspections, Testing, Project Management, Project Design, Clearance & Monitoring
  • Legionella Assessments & Risk Mitigation
  • Moisture Mapping & Thermal Imagery Assessments
  • Mold Cause & Origin Investigations
  • Mold Remediation Protocol Design & Oversight
  • Noise Mapping & Monitoring
  • NORM Radiation Surveys
  • Odor Assessments
  • Personnel Exposure Assessments & Monitoring
  • Property Condition Assessments
  • Restoration Cleaning Efficacy Evaluations
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Managers
  • Certified Industrial Hygienists
  • Certified Safety Professionals
  • Certified Thermographers
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Epidemiologists
  • Infectious Disease Experts
  • Licensed Regulatory Experts
  • Microbiologists
  • Professional Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Restoration Consultants
  • Toxicologists
  • Construction Professionals
  • Corporations
  • Developers / Owners
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government Agencies
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Insurance Professionals
  • Legal Counsel
  • Municipalities
  • Property Managers
  • Real Estate Professionals
  • Risk & Administration Managers
  • Utilities
Asbestos Inspections, Testing, Project Management, Project Design, Clearance & Monitoring

Insulation, flooring, textured paint, ceilings/roof tiles, and other building materials have the potential to contain asbestos. Exposure to asbestos can result in serious illnesses such as cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. Both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) require an asbestos inspection before demolishing, restoring, or remodeling most properties.

Our team is retained to evaluate sites for the presence of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs), develop abatement specifications if ACMs are discovered, monitor remediation activities, and conduct clearance testing to verify asbestos removal.

Moisture Mapping & Thermal Imagery Assessments

Water damage isn’t always immediately apparent. It can leak through walls, floorboards, and gaps that aren’t visible to the human eye. Our industrial hygienists are trained to identify water damage through the use of infrared cameras, thermo hygrometers, moisture meters, and moisture mapping technology. Through the use of moisture mapping and thermal imagery, we are able to provide detailed visual documentation depicting the extent of water damage.

Mold Investigations & Remediation Protocols

Water damage from hurricanes, flooding, or building assembly/component failures can result in mold growth. If left untreated, mold can impact indoor air quality and cause potential harm to human health. Our team performs in-depth investigations to determine the presence of mold, either pre- or post-remediation. We also develop mold remediation protocols, oversee remediation contractor services, and provide post-remediation verification testing.

Smoke Testing

After a fire, our team is brought in to complete thorough fire and smoke damage assessments. Our industrial hygienists analyze the extent of associated smoke damage and advise on which elements of a structure and the contents within have been impacted by smoke.

Development of Mitigation Programs for Environmental & Occupational Hazards

When confronted with environmental and occupational hazards, clients retain J.S. Held to develop detailed programs to effectively mitigate health and safety risks, including mold, lead, asbestos, smoke, noise, machinery, or any other type of job safety hazard.

Indoor Air Quality Testing

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) testing determines pollutants and conditions which may be affecting a public or commercial space, and therefore any related occupants. Our industrial hygienists conduct an in-depth investigation to evaluate indoor air quality and analyze the presence of contaminants, whether mold, asbestos, lead, or another hazard.

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