About Olmsted Environmental
Industrial hygienists assure a healthy working /indoor environment
by monitoring conditions, conducting tests, and implementing changes
to gain maximum employee or occupant protection. Some of the more
common indoor or workplace hazards that industrial hygienists
address are: poor indoor air quality, mold, asbestos, mercury,
lead, and ergonomic hazards.
In the United States industrial hygienists are certified by the
American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) which is a non-profit
corporation organized to improve the practice and educational
standards of the profession of industrial hygiene. A period of
five (5) years experience in the field of industrial hygiene is
necessary before a person may take the certifying examination.
Upon passing a rigorous examination, certification is overseen
by the organization.
Olmsted Environmental Services, Inc. is a full service industrial
hygiene company. Most industrial hygiene companies have certified
industrial hygienists review projects, but they do not actually
perform surveys and inspections themselves . Olmsted Environmental
Services, Inc. is one of the few companies in which all surveys
and inspections are performed by a CIH.
Indoor hazards may also relate to safety problems, such as fire
safety, slip and falls, electrical hazards, confined space entry,
machine safety and noise and dust hazards. We are also available
to consult on these issues. At Olmsted Environmental Services,
all surveys and training are provided by CSP's, or certified safety
professionals. Similarly to the ABIH The Board of Certified Safety
Professionals (BCSP) evaluates the academic and professional experience
qualifications of safety professionals, and administers examinations,
and issue certificates of qualification to those professionals
who meet the Board's criteria and successfully pass its examinations.
BCSP holds national accreditation.
Edward A. Olmsted, CIH, CSP is president of Olmsted
Environmental Services, Inc. He has over 25 years
of experience in the field of industrial hygiene and safety,
has a Masters degree in Environmental
Health and Safety and and undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology.
He has been an adjunct professor at Hunter College, and published
numerous articles in the area of industrial hygiene . Ed Olmsted
has been certified as an expert witness in numerous legal
such as Federal District Court, New York State Supreme Court,
and labor and contract arbitrations on the local and federal