When is a good time to conduct noise and air quality testing at my facility or job site?

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Winter is a great time to conduct these tests. Bay doors are closed, fans are off, and loud tools and equipment are moved indoors, out of the cold. Test for air quality in areas with breathing hazards such as paint and welding fumes, chemicals or silica. Monitor noise in areas with saws, drills, presses and grinders. OSHA will check that these tests have been completed. Contact Summit Safety Group if you need onsite testing at your operation.

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Jake Woolfenden is the owner of Summit Safety Group, a safety consulting firm that leads the Midwest in providing onsite & online safety training solutions, workplace assessments, written programs, and OSHA consulting to a variety of industries. 

Jake has been a speaker at numerous conferences & seminars around the country where he can be found speaking on anything from OSHA law, company culture, or advocating for mental health awareness within the blue collar trades. 

With a graduate degree in clinical counseling, and years of social work & counseling under his belt, Jake dove into the field of safety & health in 2009 when he worked with Harris Rebar, a large rebar installation and fabrication company with more than 70 offices in North America. Jake served as a field safety manager for multiple Harris locations throughout the country until purchasing Summit Safety Group in early 2014. 

Since owning Summit Safety Group, Jake & his team of consultants have continued to provide their clients with critical support regarding the federally mandated Occupational Safety & Health Administration standards they must adhere to. With offices in Springfield, Missouri, and Kansas City, Missouri, they have a unique ability to effectively serve businesses throughout Missouri, Kansas and the entire Midwest.