Embracing change through an innovative approach
Qualified Environmental Consulting Firm with a Depth of Experience
The Institute for Environmental Assessment, Inc. (IEA) is an environmental, health and safety consulting firm based in Minnesota serving private and public clients nationwide. Founded in 1984, we’ve provided trusted health and safety services by focusing on new opportunities, greater efficiencies, and advanced technology to serve our clients. We lead with future-oriented and customized solutions that align with our client’s needs and goals.
Our associates are experienced and certified consultants that have the knowledge to solve new challenges and effectively lead our clients. Through our depth of environmental health and safety services and experience, we are a dedicated partner and resource for your program needs.
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Maintaining Our Commitment to ClientsThrough Comprehensive Services
Accident & Injury Reduction
Identify non-compliant and risky working conditions to develop an accident reduction program that prevents workplace injuries.
Implement OSHA-compliant procedures for various workplaces for handling infectious waste to prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Community Right to Know
EPCRA requires facilities to report the use of hazardous chemicals to communities living near the location impacting the air, water, or soil.
Workplaces that handle compressed gas must provide employee training on associated risks, canister storage safety, and disposal protocols.
OSHA provides standards for identifying, testing, and training employees on confined spaces that are applicable to a variety of industries.
Our certified industrial hygienists provide methods for monitoring and complying with EPA pollution standards for hazardous air emissions.
Electrical hazards are a leading cause of workplace injuries, we develop programs to advise electrical safety and reduce accidents.
Emergency Preparedness & Crisis Management
Emergencies cover a large scope of situations, IEA helps education and businesses understand and adopt a crisis management plan for their occupants.
Employee Right to Know/Hazard Communication
Employers are required to inform and train employees on workplace hazards. We identify hazards and create comprehensive employee programs.
Minimize injuries and improve employee productivity by offering customized ergonomic improvements that enhance workstation health and safety.
Many workplace falls can be prevented with proper safety measures; a fall protection program limits liability and time loss due to injuries.
Our inspections limit the risk of fires and our programs prepare employees on how to respond and evacuate in case of an accidental fire.
Forklift Safety/Power Industrial Trucks (PIT)
All operators of forklifts are required to complete safety training. We provide OSHA-compliant training for operators of forklifts or PITs.
OSHA requires employers to reduce and offer protective gear for workers in environments with damaging noise levels and extended exposure.
Aerial Lift Safety
When operating or working near aerial lifts, workers must have safety training or receive a certification of operation.
Integrated Pest Management
Our workplace pest control management programs for insects, rodents, and weeds are based on specific facility compliance needs.
Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
A JSA or occupational health & safety assessment (OHS) identifies workplace injuries and illnesses to strategically minimize future risks.
For laboratory environments, our programs address chemical hazards and general lab safety to improve the health and safety of the workplace.
Avoid disabled equipment accidents by implementing an OSHA lockout/tagout procedure for shutting down and labeling faulty equipment.
Manage installation and assessment of protective gear on equipment and machines to minimize the risk of injury for building occupants.
For employees preparing or responding to OSHA inspections, we assist with the assessment and implementation of your compliance programs.
We help clients comply with recordkeeping standards by developing procedures for accurately recording workplace injuries and illnesses.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Employers must provide and train workers on proper safety gear use, such as clothing or earplugs, that will protect them against workplace hazards.
Respirable Crystalline Silica
Silica dust in the workplace can lead to serious health risks. Compliance with silica standards will prevent exposure and safeguard workers.
Reduce exposure to contaminated air in the workplace through exposure assessments, respiratory training, and a customized program.
Roofing & Siding Training
For construction projects involving roofing or siding activities, proper training can prevent falls. Training is available in Spanish.
Welding, Cutting & Brazing
Our OSHA consultants provide programs to address welding, cutting, and brazing safety hazards in maritime, construction, and other industries.
COVID-19/Infectious Agent Building Signage and Markers
We offer up-to-date assessments and recommendations on covid signs for businesses that comply with infectious agent guidelines and recommendations.
COVID-19/Infectious Agent Facility Considerations
We help prepare facilities for returning employees and customers through cleaning & disinfecting assessments, implementation, and training.
COVID-19/Infectious Agent HVAC Ventilation Assessment
As workers and students return, we offer HVAC assessments and ventilation system repair recommendations that minimize an outbreak risk.
COVID-19/Infectious Agent Return-to-School/Business Services
We offer comprehensive plans that prepare students or employees as they return to school or work to restore confidence in the transition.
We provide inspection, certification, and safety program management services for public bleachers to ensure attendee safety.
Our certified playground safety inspectors provide regular playground equipment inspections to ensure the safety of children and students.
Sports Turf Safety
We use GMAX testing for turf standards and shock absorbency to minimize the risk of player injury and identify field maintenance needs.
We offer indoor mold testing and remediation management to remove the risk of exposure to IAQ concerns, as well as post-remediation inspections.
We provide infection control prevention practices and training for healthcare facilities to reduce the risk of facility impacted infections.
Our consultants administer due diligence walkthroughs to test indoor air quality, fungal concerns, and water damage.
Hexavalent Chromium Cr(VI)
Our consultants address certain industrial materials and activities that can produce Hexavalent Chromium, a recognized human carcinogen.
Legionella Bacteria Testing
Legionella bacteria can be reproduced in man-made water systems. We provide customized water planning programs and accredited laboratory testing.
As a colorless, odorless, and harmful gas, our licensed radon measurement professionals will test and monitor for the presence of radon.
Our licensed asbestos and lead professionals will inspect, design, manage, and monitor the removal of hazardous material in your facility.
We develop customized waste management and disposal plans to comply with the generation of hazardous waste from different worksite activities.
Our Lead Risk Assessors will conduct evaluations and tests to determine whether employees or occupants are at risk for lead exposure.
Lead in Firing Ranges
Indoor shooting ranges can cause lead hazards in multiple ways. We provide testing, abatement management and design, and training.
Underground Storage Tanks (UST)
When removing a UST, we offer storage tank testing and monitoring to minimize the risk of substance releases and soil contamination.
Our environmental health and safety consultants provide clients with expert, unbiased analyses of issues.
Ventilation System Assessment
Our consultants provide HVAC assessments to determine the functionality of existing systems and how they compare to IAQ and design expectations.
Our third party commissioning agents provide ventilation commissioning to grant building owners and managers confidence in their new HVAC system.
Our technical consultants re-examine existing HVAC systems to identify operational issues that will improve indoor air quality and energy efficiency
Our programs adapt to your needs
Why Choose IEA?
We are your partner for project-based needs or ongoing technical support through reliable, goal-oriented consulting. Through our vast system of resources, capabilities, and qualifications, we are able to provide a personalized approach to your organization’s workplace and compliance requirements. We focus on minimizing risks based on your priorities and goals. At IEA, we strive to be your go-to and trusted environmental health and safety resources for workplace and community safety.