Protecting Your Assets – Owner Responsibilities

July 02, 2019

You’ve finally signed off on your new office building, medical center, hotel, warehouse, or a piece of land to build on. The purchase process may be over but maximizing long-term use of the property as well as the safety of those who utilize it must become a priority. Are provisions being made to monitor and ensure a healthy environment? Are systems in place to maintain safety in accordance with industry standards?

Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Safety:

Industrial Hygiene is a four-step process of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling workplace conditions to decrease the chances of injury or illness for employees while working. Industrial hygiene, as well as occupational safety, monitor the commercial property for any instances where health hazards or workers exposure to specific chemicals, machinery, or procedures that may be harmful to workers.

In purchasing a commercial property, it is understood that employees will be working there, client’s will be visiting, and people, in general, will be coming and going. Safety in the work environment is the number one responsibility of a property owner and must be assessed and maintained. Consideration of industrial hygiene and occupational safely will result in decreased injuries and help to avoid lawsuits.

The implementation of occupational safety and industrial hygiene standards increases your reliability as a property owner, re-enforces positive branding for the company, and promotes safety and due diligence.

Where to find Safety and Hygiene Services for my Property

NV5/Dade Moeller specializes in Occupational Safety and Industrial Hygiene as well as services related to Radiation Safety and Training. Servicing all 50 states, they can provide reports for MOBs, hospitals, universities, manufacturing and processing facilities and more. Specific services include but are not limited to:

  • Industrial Hygiene: Noise Studies, Exposure Assessments, etc.
  • Radiological Safety Evaluations
  • Radiological Engineering: Shielding Calcs, Design Specs, Decommissioning
  • Indoor Air Quality Studies
  • Radon Monitoring
  • Non-Ionizing Radiation (NIR) Assessments and Emission Testing

It’s best to take a proactive approach to health and safety for your property, and NV5/Dade Moeller can provide critical data to do so. For more information contact NV5/Dade Moeller at 509-946-0410.