Mike Garrett, CIH, of S&ME volunteered to teach a full-day program on Industrial Hygiene at the Advanced MESH (Manager of Environmental Safety and Health) training program held in Charlotte during June 2007. Sponsored by the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina, the North Carolina Department of Labor, and the North Carolina State University-Industrial Extension Service, the program was presented to 20+ environmental and safety professionals, representing a wide range of industries throughout North Carolina. Those in attendance had already earned their MESH Certificates and were advancing to more complex topics.
The focus of Mike's industrial hygiene program included both principles and hands-on activities associated with occupational exposures in an industrial setting. Various types of environmental rental equipment for the class were donated by Enviro-Equipment, Inc., including an OHD Fit Tester, a Casella Microdust Pro, a Dosebadge Kit, a CEL 430 Sound Level Meter as well as a RAE Systems IAQRAE and a MiniRAE 2000 PID. Mike demonstrated testing scenarios for noise, dust and other environmental pollutants that might pose a threat to workers. In addition, he lectured on the requirement for using personal protective equipment (PPE), the application of the different types of equipment, assessing the need for personal protective equipment, and methods for fit testing of respiratory protection.
The MESH Certificate Series is designed for individuals responsible for environmental or safety programs at work who wish to improve their practical knowledge while earning a valuable credential. The certification is awarded after successful completion of 100 training hours. Advanced MESH training provides hands-on approaches and applications to prevent and control hazards and environmental impacts in the workplace.
S&ME, Inc. is an award winning engineering and environmental services firm employing over 850 employees from 22 offices in the Carolinas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia. While S&ME ranks among the top 100 pure design firms in the United States, according to Engineering News-Record magazine, they remain employee-owned and committed to providing their clients with quality responsive service. S&ME's expertise includes geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and quality control, environmental engineering and scientific services, occupational health and safety, and natural and cultural resources services. Their major service areas are a strong combination, satisfying all construction site and regulatory compliance needs.
Enviro-Equipment, Inc., a woman-owned small business founded in 1993, rents and sells environmental monitoring equipment used for pollution control, ground-water remediation, water and wastewater treatment, safety and industrial hygiene, and environmental assessment. The Charlotte, NC office also offers large-scale remediation equipment, environmental sampling supplies, safety products, equipment repair, and training. Enviro-Equipment's customers include colleges and universities, government agencies, industry, and environmental consultants in the ground-water hydrology and industrial hygiene fields across the U.S. For more information visit www.enviroequipment.com or contact Denise Chew at 704-588-7970.