Heinemann's Environmental Monitoring, Inc.
Heinenman's Environmental Monitoring, Inc.

Surgery

The purpose of Heinemann's chemical exposure testing programs is to minimize or control exposure to prevent potential health effects from occupational exposure by:

  • Conducting exposure assessments and monitoring
  • Establishing safe handling practices and controls to minimize exposure
  • Providing health hazard information and training
  • Maintaining an employee medical surveillance program

Formaldehyde Monitoring

HEM'S formaldehyde monitoring program addresses:

  • Exposure assessments and monitoring
    • Monitoring of breathing zones for employee exposure

  • Regulated areas
    1. Pathology Grossing, Histology, Morgue, Microbiology, Cytology, OR, OB and Dialysis

  • Hazard communication
    1. Monitor employee work practice and emergency action plans

  • Engineering controls
    • Ventilation system evaluation of inlet and exhaust vents to calculate
      total air exchange rate


  • Protective equipment

  • Employee medical surveillance

  • Emergencies
    • Evaluate emergency action plans

  • Reporting
    • Results include: 8 HR TWA; Evaluation of inlet and exhaust vents to calculate total air exchange rate discrepancies

Ethylene Oxide Monitoring         

HEM'S ethylene oxide monitoring program addresses:

  • Exposure assessments and monitoring
    • Monitoring of breathing zones for employee exposure during running of sterilizers and aerators
  • Leak detection of sterilizer, aerator and supply lines and tanks
  • Hazard communication
    • Monitor employee work practice and emergency action plans
  • Engineering controls
    • Ventilation system evaluation of inlet and exhaust vents to calculate total air exchange rate
  • Protective equipment
  • Employee medical surveillance
  • Emergencies
    • Evaluate emergency action plans
  • Reporting
    • Results include: 8 HR TWA; 15 MIN STEL

Glutaraldehyde Monitoring

HEM'S glutaraldhyde monitoring program addresses:

  • Exposure assessments and monitoring
    • Monitoring breathing zones for employee exposure during peak usage with digital electrochemical sensor for accurate instantaneous results (OSHA-approved method)
  • Regulated areas
    • OR, CS Endo, Cysto, RT, ER and Anesthesia
  • Hazard communication
    • Monitor employee work practice and emergency action plans
  • Engineering controls
    • Ventilation system evaluation of inlet and exhaust vents to calculate total air exchange rate using the dilution method
  • Protective equipment
  • Employee medical surveillance
  • Emergencies
    • Evaluate emergency action plans
  • Reporting
    • Results include: 8 HR TWA; Evaluation of inlet and exhaust vents to calculate total air exchange rate discrepancies

Waste Anesthetic Gas Monitoring

HEM's waste anesthetic gas monitoring program addresses:

  • Exposure assessments and monitoring
    • Monitoring breathing zones for employee exposure to N2O and halogenated agents; checking vacuum inlets for pressure and flow
  • Leak detection
    • Performed on the anesthesia machines, all connections of supply hoses, and N2O supply manifold
  • Regulated areas
    • OR, Delivery, Cysto, Endo and Recovery
  • Hazard communication
    • Monitor employee work practice and emergency action plans
  • Engineering controls
    • Ventilation system evaluation of inlet and exhaust vents to calculate total air exchange rate using the dilution method
  • Protective equipment
  • Employee medical surveillance
  • Emergencies
    • Evaluate emergency action plans
  • Reporting

Anesthesia Vaporizer Testing and Accuracy

HEM's anesthesia vaporizer testing and accuracy program addresses:

  • Accuracy verification
    • For calibration of vaporizers within manufacturer's standard of plus or minus 15% tolerance range
  • Documentation
    • Of all brand, model, serial number, machine serial number and halogenated agents
  • Vaporizer output accuracy and leak testing
  • Reporting
    • Results provided on-site at the time of service
 Heinemann’s Environmental Monitoring, Inc.  |  P.O. Box 73, Frederick, MD 21705 - 301.668.2614
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