With over 32 years of industrial hygiene experience, Kay Rowntree, CIH, has provided industrial hygiene consultation to small, medium and large employers in the manufacturing, construction, health care, education and service sectors. She has performed industrial hygiene assessments for a wide variety of chemical (solvents, dusts, metals, acids, gases, etc.) and noise exposures. In addition, she has provided litigation support to attorneys in workers compensation and third party toxic substance exposure cases. She has prepared and delivered training/education sessions on many industrial hygiene topics including investigation of workers compensation claims related to chemical and biological exposures, hazard communication, industrial hygiene sampling, recognition of occupational disease exposures, toxicology, lead, hearing conservation, confined spaces, occupational allergies, indoor air quality, noise, hearing conservation and respiratory protection.
Kay has been certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) since 1983 in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene. She has a BS degree in bacteriology from UW-Madison and an MS degree in environmental health-industrial hygiene from the University of Minnesota. She is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association where she is a diplomat, the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists and the Wisconsin Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association where she has served as president, president elect, secretary, treasurer and board member over the years, the American Foundry Society and the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication. Industrial Hygiene Sciences is a member of the National Council of Safety and the Wisconsin Council of Safety..
In 2006, Kay was awarded the Environmental, Health and Safety Service Award from the American Foundry Society for her service to AFS and its members.
Identifying potential risks and compliance needs is only the first step in protecting your employees. If further prevention measures are needed, Industrial Hygiene Sciences, works with employers to find practical solutions to prevent occupational illnesses or injuries. Industrial hygiene reports are complete, well organized and provide information to help employers understand issues and implement prevention plans. Our approach is professional and scientific but we strive to make complicated regulatory and health issues understandable to employees and management.
Industrial Hygiene Sciences provides high quality services, the kind you should expect from a certified industrial hygienist (CIH). CIHs must have the proper education and experience to obtain and maintain certification and must pass a rigorous comprehensive examination to obtain the designation. Unlike many other environmental certifications, the CIH designation has been a widely respected measure of professional competence for over 40 years.
How does this add value to your organization? Every Industrial Hygiene Sciences survey is done by a CIH, giving you confidence that the work is done according to widely accepted industrial hygiene standards of care. Our experience can help you better manage your limited resources by identifying and focusing on those exposures that present the greatest risk to your business. This ensures that work is done efficiently and competently so you don't pay for unnecessary or inappropriate sampling.
Our rates are competitive with other CIHs and our low overhead helps you control project costs. Unlike firms that use technicians for field work, there are no additional charges for oversight of their work by a CIH.
Written project scopes with estimated costs are provided so you can understand what work will be done and about how much a project might cost. Industrial Hygiene Sciences owns much of the air sampling equipment needed for routine air and noise surveys so there is no need to for you to pay for shipping and equipment rental costs.
Industrial Hygiene Sciences is committed to following the Code of Ethics for the Practice of Industrial Hygiene established by the Academy of Industrial Hygiene.. The code states that industrial hygienists should:
follow recognized scientific principles
counsel parties on health risks and precautions
keep information confidential
avoid circumstances where professional judgment is compromised or when there is a conflict of interest
perform services within our area of expertise
uphold the integrity of the profession.
We strive to treat our clients and their employees fairly, respectfully and honestly.
Kay Rowntree, second from left, with her AFS EH & S Service Award presented at the AFS Environmental Health and Safety Conference in Nashville, Tennessee in September 2006
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