We provide clients ongoing and short-notice emergency response support, for routine operations as well as novel issues as they arise, related to a range of services. We helped develop world-class Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) programs, and have helped small and large clients navigate compliance, legal, and reputational business risks.
Project Example: Occupational Exposure Limit Development
Project Overview: Cardno ChemRisk was asked by a national trade association in the food sector approached to develop occupational exposure limits (OELs) for diacetyl.
Our Approach: The existing OEL at the time were based on epidemiological data with important limitations. We proposed an alternative method of using animal studies, including data newly released by a U.S. governmental entity that was not considered during the original OEL development. Based on our review and analyses, we developed an amended OEL that better represented the existing body of literature.
Our Value: Our weight-of-the-evidence review involved going through over 300 publications. Additionally, we published our findings in a peer-reviewed publication. The client was thus able to provide its members with a practical, yet science-based, exposure limit.