ALARA has offered a comprehensive consulting service in occupational and environmental health and safety to the private and public sector since 1987. The company was started by a husband and wife team, both Certified Industrial Hygienists, with a strong interest in applying their scientific training to the prevention of occupational illness and injury. Our clients have been organizations and institutions where workers may be exposed to chemical, physical, biological, or ergonomic hazards. Our contribution has been to recognize and evaluate the severity of these hazards and to propose appropriate control strategies when necessary.

A second important service we have provided is to act as an educational resource for both employees and health and safety management personnel. We are often asked to make presentations to workers and management on health hazards, their evaluation and control. We have developed a number of worker training programs for our clients as well as several intensive, 1-3 day professional development courses for occupational hygienists and other occupational and environmental health and safety personnel.

Industrial / Occupational Hygiene

The designation industrial hygiene is used primarily in North America. Throughout most of the world, our profession is known as occupational hygiene and its practitioners are called occupational hygienists.

The role of an occupational/industrial hygienist is to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control hazards in the workplace that may be harmful to employees, the community, or the natural environment. This requires an understanding of industrial processes, and the health and safety hazards associated with these processes. Occupational hygiene is an interdisciplinary field; a competent hygienist must have a strong background in the physical sciences as well as a knowledge of biological sciences including human physiology and toxicology.

By identifying and evaluating health hazards, and recommending control procedures, we assist our clients in their efforts to maintain the quality of working life and productivity of their workers and to protect the community in which they live.

ALARA’s clients have represented a broad spectrum of work environments with the potential for worker exposures to chemical, physical, biological or ergonomic hazards. Industry sectors which have used our services include:

  • Chemical Production
  • Communications
  • Educational institutions
  • Entertainment industries
  • Financial institutions
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining and Smelting
  • Nuclear Fuels
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Public utilities
  • Pulp and paper
  • Renovation and restoration
  • Transportation

 ALARA Industrial Hygiene Services Ltd. 103 Parkview Hill Crescent, Toronto, ON Canada, M4B 1R5
(416) 759-9579    info@alaraihs.com