U.S. Department of Treasury,
Bureau of Engaving & Printing
Industrial Hygiene Services


Asbestos and Lead
Abatement Monitoring
Other Industrial Hygiene Services
Indoor Air Quality Assessments
Hazardous Materials Inspections
Drinking Water Sampling


Global has a Blanket Purchase Order Agreement with Bureau of Engraving and Printing to provide a variety of industrial hygiene services.

Under this contract, Global has conducted asbestos and lead surveys and abatement monitoring, indoor air quality studies, hazardous materials inspections, and other industrial hygiene consultation, surveys, sampling, analysis, and assessments. Furthermore, tasks have involved bulk sample collection, drinking water sampling for total metals and total coliform and the handling of potentially hazardous conditions endemic to the diversified nature of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing including inks, dyes, ergonomics, noise, radiation, etc.

Global has the responsibility of monitoring for chemical, physical, water and biological health hazards. Each of the hazards are discussed in detail below:

Chemical hazards include dust (silica, asbestos, sawdust, nuisance dusts, fibrous glass, metal dusts, etc.), asbestos and lead, metal fumes (cadmium, copper, lead, chromium, zinc, iron, nickel, etc.), mists (acid, oil, paint, etc.), solvents and vapors including aliphatic hydrocarbons (gasoline, mineral spirits, turpentine), alcohols, ketones (acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, methyl isobutyl ketone), etc., and gases (carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, ozone, formaldehyde, etc.).

Physical Hazards include noise, vibration, extremes of temperatures, illumination, ergonomic conditions, indoor air quality (ventilation, air distribution, air exchange rates, percent outside air, etc.), ionizing radiation (X ray radiation), and non ionizing radiation (UV, IR, microwave, radiation, and lasers).

Water contaminants include a wide range of inorganic and organic compounds.

Biological health hazards include bacteria, fungi and algae, pollens, protozoa, insects, vertebrate derived material, avian excretory sources, mammalian excretory sources, an animal dander.

Approximately 35 tasks are conducted each year under this contract.

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