About

HOW WE DO BUSINESS

What does it take to be the world leader in industrial hygiene analysis and monitoring solutions? For more than four decades, we’ve served the industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety industries with a total focus on what’s good for you, our client.

We offer the following, all driven by the goal of finding you the optimal monitoring solution faster and more cost effectively:

  • Innovative programs such as FreePumpLoan™
  • Dedicated, experienced technical and administrative staff including Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH)
  • Convenient locations throughout the U.S. and Canada
  • 24-7-365 presence
  • Inventory of Galson Hygiene Rental equipment
  • Real-time IH Live chat
  • Unsurpassed client service team
  • And so much more

And now that we are SGS Galson Laboratories, we are a proud part of the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. If we occasionally receive an inquiry that we cannot answer in-house, we can find the best answer by turning to SGS and still keep it in the family.

We’re your  LOCAL GLOBAL LAB ™ and that means we’re there for you, wherever you are. We appreciate you visiting with us and look forward to serving you.

OUR VISION:

To be recognized as the global leaders in providing the means to obtain data for the protection of workers in the industrial hygiene, environmental health, and safety fields.

OUR MISSION:

We will provide industrial hygiene, environmental health, and safety professionals with the most effective means to obtain data to protect people from hazardous exposures. We will provide this on time with unmatched service, quality and integrity while continuously improving and innovating our processes and services for the good of our clients.

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES

QUALITY COMES FIRST

To achieve customer satisfaction, the quality of our services must be our highest priority.

TOTAL CLIENT RESPONSIVENESS IS OUR WAY OF LIFE

Everything we do is for our client. Everyone must realize the client’s needs and work with the client in mind. Total client responsiveness begins with the first contact: professional, prompt, and friendly. It continues by supplying a quality product that meets or exceeds the client’s expectations and by communicating during and after completion of the project. The return of a satisfied customer is the key to our success.

IMPROVEMENT AND INNOVATION ARE ESSENTIAL TO OUR SUCCESS

Improvement and innovation require an environment where failure in an attempt to innovate is rewarded equally with success. To champion new ideas is the pathway to surpassing our competition. We must work as a team to find areas for improvement, examine potential solutions quickly, and implement them quickly. We must monitor results and adjust quickly, building on past failures as a foundation for future successes.

PEOPLE ARE OUR MOST VALUED ASSET

Our people set us above our competition. We must believe in and respect the individual. We must acknowledge the outstanding efforts of our people and promote their health by providing a safe and healthful work environment, rewarding pay, and benefits to meet their needs.

SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT

We are committed to the highest level of safety by ensuring safe and healthy working conditions for all employees (permanent and temporary), visitors, contractors and other stakeholders.

TRAINING AND EDUCATION ARE THE KEY TO OUR FUTURE

Individual achievement stems from knowledge. We must develop and nurture that knowledge by providing the facilities, materials, and opportunity for individual growth. We must identify and promote training in the areas critical to our success. We must provide support of educational growth through personal and professional recognition of accomplishments.

COMMUNICATION BENEFITS EVERYONE

Employees thrive in an atmosphere where the free exchange of ideas and feelings flourishes. Questions, discussion and feedback are encouraged to meet our goals and to increase cooperation, promote understanding, and enhance the quality and timeliness of decision making.

INTEGRITY IS NEVER COMPROMISED

We must be honest and open with everyone we deal with. If an error is made, we must communicate the issue and strive to rectify it. We must conduct ourselves in a manner that is socially responsible and which commands respect for our character in the hygiene, health and safety field.

ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IS IMPORTANT

As professionals in the hygiene, health and safety field, we have the responsibility and ability to positively affect our environment through our actions. We must focus our attention on those areas of greatest concern to the community, the company, and the world. We must take a proactive role in involving ourselves in public and private activities that foster environmental consciousness.

PROFITABILITY

We recognize that earning a profit is a prerequisite for achieving our objectives.

OUR HISTORY

Galson Laboratories was founded in 1970 by Allen Galson. Allen recognized the need for industrial hygiene services to help industry manage environmental and occupational health risks, so he assembled a team of chemists to help companies comply with the new Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) and emerging environmental legislation.

The company grew steadily, responding to the increased regulatory requirements with new technologies and methods to meet the more stringent standards.

At the end of 1996, Joe Unangst, who directed the laboratory operations at the time, purchased the Galson laboratory operations. Joe focused the company on client service, continuous improvement process and on developing innovative programs to meet clients’ needs, all which contributed to the continued success and growth of the company.

In July 2014, Galson Laboratories was purchased by SGS SA, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company and became SGS Galson Laboratories. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world, and with the management team and employees staying on, SGS Galson Laboratories became the SGS Center of Excellence for Industrial Hygiene Lab Services within its global network.

YOUR LOCAL, GLOBAL LAB