Under the direction of Gary Ticker, Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional with over 25 years of experience, OccuSafe recognizes, evaluates, and controls employee chemical exposures. Testing is conducted using OSHA and/or NIOSH methods and analysis is performed in AIHA certified laboratories. Exposure assessments may include hazardous metals such as lead, cobalt, chromium and nickel, solvents such as xylene, toluene, trichloroethylene and benzene, asbestos and other fibers, as well as respirable and total particulate. Testing recognizes exposures that can potentially cause permanent illness and injury and result in fines and law suits. Existing ventilation, personal protective equipment, and other controls are evaluated for adequacy. Additional controls may be recommended after analysis of testing results and review of best practices. These may include improved maintenance, ventilation, revised work practices, alternative chemicals, additional training, and use of personal protective equipment.