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700 South Industrial Way
Seattle, WA 98108

Forensic Engineering and Laboratories

Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Consultation

MDE's team providing industrial hygiene and environmental consultation include experienced certified industrial hygienists, engineers, and other professionals. We provide a broad offering of services for your industrial hygiene, biological or physical contaminant and environmental needs. MDE provides these services proactively (as a preventative measure), forensically, to develop corrective action plans, or as an expert witness. Our areas of expertise include:

Contaminant Investigations, Remediation/Abatement Plans, and Acceptance Inspections

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MDE performs evaluations for a variety of contaminants in residential, commercial, medical, public and industrial facilities. As needed, the evaluation includes:

  • Asbestos (Certified Asbestos Inspector and Designer)
  • Water infiltration
  • Mold
  • Bacteria
  • Lead
  • Rodent infestation
  • Sewage infiltration (includes toilet overflow, rainwater infiltration, plumbing failures, and flooding)
  • Smoke
  • Fire residue
  • Puff-backs
  • Odors
  • Methamphetamine (Washington certified Meth lab)
  • Marijuana grow operations
  • Dusts for allergens, mites, and danders
  • Develop site specific remediation/abatement protocols for one or more contaminant
  • Report of source of the contaminant
  • Development and conducting of acceptance or clearance inspection following the remediation/ abatement work

Industrial Hygiene Evaluations of Sites

  • Indoor air quality
  • Ventilation evaluations
  • Noise studies
  • Confined space
  • Area evaluations for contaminants/chemicals
  • Presence of abnormal concentrations of mold and/or bacteria
  • Post-construction studies
  • Post-remediation/cleanup in hospitals, surgical suites and medical facilities
  • Area noise or particulate studies
  • Volatile organic compound assessments for "green" building certifications

Exposure Assessments

  • Chemicals
  • Physical contaminants
  •  Biological contaminants

Assessments for Compliance with Plans, Standards, and Facility Requirements

Industrial Hygiene Risk Assessments for Ventilation Operation, Chemical Usage and Storage, Etc.

Environmental Assessments

  • Water testing for biological contaminants including Legionella and coliforms
  • Water testing for chemical contaminants and physical properties
  • Airborne particulate and contaminants studies
  • Site-specific environmental compliance plans
  • Disaster preparedness for environmental, health and safety issues
  • EPA compliance audits