Hazardous chemicals are defined by OSHA as chemicals that pose a health hazard where there is statistically significant evidence based on at least one study conducted in accordance with established scientific principles that acute or chronic health effects may occur in exposed employees. OSHA states that chemicals within its definition are carcinogens, toxic or highly toxic agents, reproductive toxins, irritants, corrosives, sensitizers, hepatotoxins, nephrotoxins, neurotoxins, agents that act on the hematopoietic system, and agents that damage the lungs, skin, eyes, or mucous membranes. Hazardous chemicals can also be found in numerous environments and can affect individuals in every walk of life.
Some ForensisGroup Hazardous Chemical Expert Witnesses have concentrated their studies and careers in analytical chemistry and environmental chemistry. This means that they have extensive experience in both laboratory and laboratory management. Chemistry-related areas of expertise of some of these experts include characterization and organic chemistry of hazardous waste, wet chemistry methods, and processes involving absorption and extraction techniques.
Other experts focus on industrial hygiene and work with subjects such as asbestos, indoor air quality, mold, food safety, and chemical safety. Yet other professionals are in the field of environmental engineering and have extensive experience with hazardous waste operations and emergency response training, regulatory compliance, groundwater and surface water quality, air pollution, long-term liability, and Phase I environmental site assessments.
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