Manufacturing and Industrial

Manufacturing & Industrial

  • Our expertise in safety training and exposure monitoring supports OSHA, NIOSH & EPA compliance, violation response & cost savings
  • Safety training and exposure monitoring results in lower worker turnover, better insurance rates & improved productivity
  • Expert witness testimony has helped defense and plaintiffs win $Millions in court cases and settlements
  • Our consultative support and recommended corrective actions support solution implementation to optimize value, safety and efficacy

Case Studies From Our Clients

film production on set
Mold in Film Production

Problem

During the filming of a Hollywood blockbuster franchise, Indoor Science was hired to conduct indoor air quality measurements in a large abandoned church. 

Actions

The results from the testing indicated elevated concentrations of mold spores in the air. Indoor Science worked with the producers of the film along with a local restoration company in order to establish a remediation plan in order to make the location safe for filming activities. 

Conclusion

After the remediation was completed, Indoor Science conducted post-remediation monitoring which showed filming activities could resume.

Fire / Food Manufacturing

Problem

A food manufacturer experienced a structural fire with damage to one area of their facility. A restoration company was hired to dry the water from fire suppression, remove fire-damaged materials, and clean remaining surfaces. Due to food safety concerns, the food manufacturer wanted to confirm that surfaces were clean and safe for food processing. 

Actions

Indoor Science used several environmental surface tests to detect soot, char, biological activity, Salmonella and Listeria.  

Conclusion

Indoor Science identified some areas missed by the restoration company and helped ensure that food was safely manufactured going forward.

pharmaceutical bottles
Mold Investigation with Instascope

Problem

At a pharmaceutical packaging plant, the in-house quality control team was seeing elevated mold counts during their regular internal testing.  They hired Indoor Science to determine where the mold might be coming from. 

Actions

Along with a thorough visual inspection of the large facility, Indoor Science used an Instascope device that measures airborne mold in real-time. We mapped the facility and found an area with slightly higher mold counts than all the others. Then we used the Instascope as a “bloodhound” to help lead us to the source.  The combination of the Instascope and a visual inspection lead us to some wooden pallets, which the plant required to be single-use. Upon inspection, several wooden pallets had visible mold growth that had gone unnoticed.

Conclusion

Indoor Science recommended moisture resistant alternatives to wood pallets and temporarily improving the air quality with supplemental filtration.

 

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