Indoor Air Quality Support
Rafferty & James assists clients in identifying and correcting indoor environmental quality problems for commercial, residential, and institutional clients.
Our clients include employers, property owners and managers, attorneys, and insurers. For buildings and properties with mold, water damage, or chemical or biological contamination, we provide thorough investigation based on knowledge of building systems, chemistry, and microbiology. We provide realistic assessments and practical solutions.
Why Rafferty & James?
Our consultants are Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIHs) who bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to your site inspection, building investigation, exposure assessments, or forensic analysis.
Rafferty & James has extensive experience investigating water losses, including documenting moisture content of building materials, inventorying mold damage, and specifying the scope of the required remediation. We have worked with owners of historic properties that had experienced fires and floods to identify water and mold damage and develop remediation plans consistent with the historical value of the properties. We have investigated chemical contamination of properties caused by misapplication of pesticides, fuel spills and chemical releases.
Our founder, Patrick Rafferty, CIH, has co-authored and edited several books and articles on topics related to environmental health and safety, including The Industrial Hygienist’s Guide to Indoor Air Quality Investigations, published by the American Industrial Hygiene Association.
A Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is an individual who has met the minimum requirements for education and experience, and through examination, has demonstrated a minimum level of knowledge and skills in the following rubric (subject matter) areas:
- Air Sampling & Instrumentation
- Analytical Chemistry
- Basic Science
- Biostatistics & Epidemiology
- Community Exposure
- Engineering Controls/Ventilation
- Health Risk Analysis & Hazard Communication
- IH Program Management
- Non-Engineering Controls
- Radiation – Ionizing and Non-ionizing
- Thermal Stressors
- Work Environments & Industrial Processes