The Center for Occupational & Environmental Health has significant experience in evaluating and testing equipment, products, and facilities potentially contaminated with chemical and biological agents, and in conducting associated risk assessments and designing remediation measures. Our team of engineers, microbiologists, chemists, and public health doctors has worked on many projects, answering questions such as:
- Is the product, facility, or infrastructure contaminated?
- How do we assess the degree of contamination?
- Is it salvable?
- Is it a health risk?
- How can it be decontaminated?
- What type of quality control is needed to prevent an occurrence?
- What are the regulatory (FDA, USDA, EPA, OSHA) requirements?
- Can I monitor to ensure safety and compliance?
Exponent has worked on both chemical and microbiological agents, including PCBs, molds, chlorinated hydrocarbons, dioxins, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, mercury, heavy oils and fuels, heavy metals, pathogenic bacteria (including Legionella, pathogenic E. coli, HIV, hepatitis, staph and strep MRSA [methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus]), pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical intermediates, fire combustion products, pesticides, and herbicides.
Our work ranges from site sampling and risk assessment to remediation design and quality control evaluations. We have worked in pharmaceutical plants, food processing and distribution plants, hospitals, chemical manufacturing plants, and many types of manufacturing environments.