Why MT2 Firing Range Services Hired an In-House Certified Industrial Hygienist!
A Value-Added Service on Gun Range Lead Removal Projects.
It is because of our commitment to quality and serving our clients with the highest level of firing range lead services, we decided to hire an Industry-Leading In-House Certified Industrial Hygienist as a Value-Added Service on Gun Range Lead Removal Projects. This allows us to have information, results and advice readily available and on-hand for our clients’ projects. This not only keeps us on the cutting-edge of shooting range lead maintenance and decontamination, but it helps us complete projects faster, no one reclaims more lead or finishes a project faster than MT2!!
MT2 has been working with Dale Krupinski, Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), for several years and he was the obvious choice to bring onboard as our in-house CIH. Dale is a former OSHA Compliance Officer with an understanding of range operations.
Below is an interview with him so that you can learn more about how this will benefit your firing range.
WHAT IS A CERTIFIED INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST (CIH)?
A Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is an individual who has extensive education and industrial hygiene experience, and through examination, has demonstrated a superior level of knowledge and skills in occupational safety and health.
WHAT TYPE OF EXAMINATION DOES A CIH UNDERGO?
All CIHs must successfully complete a 5 hour written exam that only 40 percent of the examinees pass. In addition, CIHs must maintain their certification by either taking the written exam every five years or completing numerous continuing education courses.
WHY WOULD A GUN RANGE NEED A CIH?
A CIH helps collect essential exposure and ventilation data onsite so the range management team can make sound management decisions based on data.
WHAT TYPE OF EXPOSURE DATA WOULD A CIH COLLECT?
A CIH collects personal noise and airborne lead data during the busiest range times to establish a worst-case exposure scenario. In addition, a CIH assesses lead surface levels throughout the range and air velocities on the range to measure the effectiveness of housekeeping and ventilation.
MT2 Firing Range Services is known industry wide for being the nation’s #1 largest professional provider of the full scale of outdoor/indoor range environmental, maintenance and construction services; proven at over 2,500 ranges in all 50 states from our nationwide office network. Including:
- Comprehensive OSHA Training Program
- Knowledge of EPA Regulations
- Our “Never Generate Hazardous Waste Guarantee.”
WHY DO RANGES NEED TO COLLECT SUCH DATA?
Personal exposure monitoring is required by numerous OSHA standards. Ranges need this data to determine how much of the OSHA regulations will apply to their operations.
CAN’T ANYONE COLLECT THIS DATA?
Sure. Just like anyone could file a range’s tax return. However, most ranges want to hire a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Hiring a CIH to collect your occupational exposure data is considered best management practice.
WILL THE COLLECTIONS OF THIS DATA INTERFERE WITH MY RANGE OPERATIONS?
Absolutely not. The equipment used to collect this data is worn by selected staff throughout the entire shift and will not interfere with their range duties.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MT2’S CIH SERVICES?
Feel free to phone our Corporate Office Toll Free at 1-888-435-6645, or send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MT2 Firing Range Services is the #1 largest most cost-effective nationwide professional indoor & outdoor firing range lead reclamation, maintenance and construction contractor providing the highest value for your recycled lead. Now in our 18th year in business, MT2 Firing Range Services is a recent Inc. 5,000 fastest growing company and is well-known industry wide for being the nation’s #1 largest professional provider of the full scale of outdoor/indoor firing range environmental/maintenance/construction services at over 2,500 ranges nationwide for Law Enforcement, Military and Commercial ranges in all 50 states.
Dale Krupinski, CIH, CSP
OSHA/Health and Safety
MT2 Firing Range Services
Mr. Krupinski is a former OSHA inspector now focused on assisting ranges in achieving full OSHA compliance. He has nearly 20 years’ safety and health management experience for lead/metals and firing range operations.
Areas of expertise include OSHA compliance assessments, training, and program development in areas, such as but not limited to: air, ventilation, occupational noise, lead dust management, personal protective equipment, respiratory protection, confined spaces, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, electrical safety, and toxic/hazardous substances exposure monitoring.
Dale’s combined OSHA Program familiarity from the inside and his extensive experience in supporting ranges to establish OSHA and safety compliant programs as well as his support to ranges undergoing OSHA actions makes him a highly sought-after expert.
Education: B.S. Environmental Health; Bowling Green State University
M.S. Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences University of Illinois at Chicago.
Professional Certifications: Certified Industrial Hygienist (ABIH #8578)
Certified Safety Professional (BCSP #25168)