Project Example: Oil Refinery Industrial Hygiene Program Development
Project Overview: Cardno ChemRisk was tasked with re-establishing a world-class industrial hygiene program at the largest refinery in the U.S.
Our Approach: Cardno ChemRisk completed a four-step process, beginning with a review of existing IH/EHS data, policies, and procedures. We developed a qualitative exposure assessment system and implemented this system at the refinery. During implementation, we interviewed over 150 employees and performed a detailed plant walkthrough to identify potential chemical exposures specific to each major task performed at each refinery unit. Lastly, we created customized exposure communication handouts for each unit that explained potential exposures and associated risks in an understandable way.
Our Value: Our team established a world-class industrial hygiene program that helped to promote the safety and well-being of all staff at the refinery. In addition, we provided on-site support to guarantee proper program implementation.