Safety and Health

STC helps our clients strengthen their health and safety compliance and management systems by providing senior level expert guidance, program development and complete implementation. STC provides all levels of health and safety support, including regulatory analysis, hazard and risk assessments, program design and document development and health and safety training.

Hazard and Risk Assessment

STC supports clients in the development of their hazard and risk assessment processes. Risk assessment is a multi-step process involving the identification of site and operational hazards and the assessment of the the severity of the potential outcome of each hazard and the probability that the outcome will occur. This structured process results in a prioritization of risks and the corrective and preventive measures that reduce these risks. STC consultants conduct risk assessments directly or support site staff or teams.

We support other related assessments such as personal protective equipment assessments (PPE) and exposure assessments. Through the PPE assessment process, the types of PPE required for specific tasks, areas and operations are identified, documented and implemented. PPE assessments can be performed as part of the risk assessment process or as a separate process.

Industrial Hygiene

STC industrial hygienists perform exposure assessments, develop sampling plans and conduct air and wipe sampling. The goal of the assessment process is to identify potential exposures to chemical and physical agents and to prioritize them using established protocols. Sampling is performed in accordance with recognized sampling methodology, and samples are analyzed by accredited laboratories. Reports include recommendations as appropriate, and STC staff can also assist with their implementation.

Program Development

STC consultants are experienced at developing safety and health programs customized to fit company or site culture and structure. Consultants have developed safety related programs such as crane safety, confined space entry, electrical safety, hotwork, and powered industrial trucks as well as health related programs such as bloodborne pathogens, hazard communication, hearing conservation, radiation safety, and respirators. We also support program implementation by providing program tools, training, and other implementation services.


STC staff has extensive training experience, including both conducting instructor-led training and in the development of online training. Training is tailored to company operations and is based on clear learning and behavioral objectives. Because of their extensive background and experience, STC’s consultants are able to provide a broad range of training in regulatory topics such assuch as hazard communication, bloodborne pathogens, electrical safety or cranes and hoists  and in health and safety tools such as incident investigation and new employee EHS orientation. To learn more about STC’s approach to online training, click on the link to the online EHS training sample. Adobe Reader 9 or above is needed to view this program, which can be downloaded from Adobe’s website.

Onsite Health and Safety Team Support

STC consultants assist clients with health and safety team support, such as safety committees and emergency response teams. Consultants may lead the teams or provide technical support to client personnel responsible for the teams. We have conducted benchmarking studies and other types of staffing reviews and provided staffing recommendations to company managements. STC staff have also provided temporary and ongoing safety and health services and led special projects.

For more information about health and safety services, contact Pamela Walaski at (412) 347-6004 or

Examples of STC Safety and Health Projects

Employee Exposure Assessments:
STC conducted a site-wide exposure assessment of this pharmaceutical site, developed a sampling plan and conducted sampling in accordance with the plan.

Onsite Safety and Health Site Support:
STC served as interim staff and supported all health and safety programs, such as indoor air quality, radiation safety, biosafety, chemical safety, pesticide management and confined spaces. Conducted side-wide hazard assessments and inspections, including laboratories, other academic department areas and facilities areas.

Electrical Safety Programs:
STC assisted corporate health and safety staff to develop an OSHA-compliant Energy Control Program which included a written program, customized Energy Control Procedures, and training for Authorized and Affected workers.

Safety and Health Program Resource:
Providing a range of health and safety services to clients of this firm, including abatement of OSHA citations and overall program development and implementation.