Practical Occupational Hygiene resources
ALARA Industrial Hygiene Services Ltd. was a Canadian occupational hygiene consulting company, operated by my wife and I between 1987 and 2018. During this time, we offered a comprehensive range of consulting services in occupational health and safety. We retired from active consulting in 2017, but are still interested in helping people with occupational hygiene problems, hence the change in emphasis of this web site.
We decided to shift the focus of ALARA toward providing educational material and online services on a not-for-profit basis. By shifting to an online model of information delivery we hope we will be able to offer cost effective assistance world-wide to under-serviced areas of the world. This is frankly an experiment. We do not yet know whether there is interest in the information and material resources we have accumulated, but we are reluctant to discard them when we know that there is still a strong need for occupational hygiene improvements in workplaces around the world.
Our goal is to help occupational hygiene practitioners protect the health of workers, the natural environment, and the community from hazards arising from the workplace. We wish to assist other occupational hygiene and safety professionals who may lack the resources we take for granted to develop appropriate control procedures to improve worker well-being and productivity.