Corporate Industrial Hygiene Services
The DOTSON Group offers corporate industrial hygiene departments a high quality alternative, at an equivalent cost, to national air sampling firms that may delegate field sampling work to entry-level technician staff. All on-site Industrial Hygiene services are performed by Kyle Dotson, a veteran industrial hygiene professional with 30 years of experience. Our retrospective exposure assessments assist in determining the extent of past exposure for the evaluation of workers compensation, due diligence and other liability matters.
Indoor Environmental Quality Assessment
The DOTSON Group provides a comprehensive range of Indoor Environmental Quality Surveys for residential, commercial and institutional buildings. Residential and commercial surveys may be conducted for the prevention or in response to sick building syndrome or for allergy and asthma symptom prevention and management. Kyle Dotson is an author of the American Industrial Hygiene Association's Guidelines on the Assessment, Remediation and Post-Remediation Verification of Mold in Buildings. (available at www.aiha.org). Institutional building surveys, such as for hospitals, may be provided by DOTSON Group in support of construction contractors working within healthcare Infection Control Risk Assessment requirements that must be implemented to prevent nosocomial infections. For more information on these services, please click here: Indoor Environmental Quality Assessment
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Clandestine Methamphetamine Laboratory Cleanup of California Real Estate
The DOTSON Group offers independent professional Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) advisory and support services to assist owners and operators of residential properties in the development and completion of the required Preliminary Site Assessment Work Plan (PSAWP) and Final Report in accordance with the State of California Methamphetamine Contaminated Property Cleanup Act of 2005. The State of California's newly developed Health-Based Meth Cleanup Standard of 1.5ug/100sqcm has now become law. Information on this standard can be found at http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/SiteCleanup/ERP/Clan_Labs.cfm.
Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems
The DOTSON Group offers expertise in the selection and implementation of proper exposure controls such as industrial ventilation, appropriate administrative practices and procedures, and proper personal protective equipment. We offer knowledge in all major occupational safety and health management system approaches from around the world (Five Star, OHSAS 18001 (2007), BS 8800, OSHA-VPP, SafetyMAP, etc) and can successfully integrate these systems into corporate environmental management systems. Kyle Dotson is a co-author of a chapter on Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems in the 6th Edition (2010) of Patty's Industrial Hygiene, ISBN: 978-0-470-07488-6, available at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470074884.html
Kyle Dotson implemented one of the first American National Standard based Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (ANSI Z10 2005) at a Fortune 500 electric power company in the US. The ANSI Z10 standard system sections that were fully implemented included Management Safety Leadership and Employee Participation, Planning, Implementation and Operation, Evaluation and Corrective Action, and Management Review.
Steps addressed during the implementation included defining roles and responsibilities, drafting policy statements for management approval, developing self-assessment and prioritization processes and protocols, and guiding internal staff in the conducting of self audits of plant operations. Benefits have been seen well beyond improvements in health and safety, including employee morale, productivity and performance, and has contributed to the achievement of other organizational and business objectives.
Information Systems for Safety and Health Management
Successful deployment of an Information Management System is crucial to the successful implementation of an effective safety and health management system in multi-site and multi-national corporations. Selecting the right system in todays niche and highly-fragmented environmental health and safety (EHS) software marketplace can be critical to organizational success. Kyle Dotson has personally led the implementation of safety and health management software at three Fortune 500 companies. His services provides the experience necessary to cut through marketing hype to identify the system(s) that best meets your corporate safety and health management needs.
A Digital Dashboard for executive tracking of leading indicators of EHS performance is a key element of successful software implementation. Download a copy of Kyle Dotson's recent presentation at the ASSE Symposium on Measuring Performance for Safety Success on the topic of "EHS Digital Dashboards for Large and Small Organizations".
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DOTSON Group, LLC
P.O. Box 1767
Los Altos, CA 94023
Phone (408) 234-1409
Kyle Dotson, CIH, CSP, BCEE
Industrial Safety and Hygiene Consultant