ZURICH + SGS GALSON

Introducing the Zurich and SGS Galson Alliance: Bringing you simple solutions to collect IH samples

The Zurich and SGS Galson alliance has been developed for over 20+ years.  Each company respects the quality, integrity, and great Client Service that is provided by one another.  We would like to continue bringing that same service and experience directly to Zurich’s Clients by helping provide simple solutions to collect Industrial Hygiene samples.  Not only will we provide all of the information, instructional videos, and other necessary tools/resources to successfully help you collect IH samples, but we are now offering Zurich Clients a 5% analytical and rental discount by using code ZURICH when you order through this page or through one of our client service representatives.

And now that we are SGS Galson, 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.

HOT RIGHT NOW: HELPING YOU MEET THE NEW SILICA STANDARD

OSHA has announced a final silica rule to improve workers’ protection from the dangers of respirable silica dust. You can assure compliance more easily to OSHA’s standard with SGS Galson’s new silica kits. We’ve redesigned the way we send out pumps/media to match the requirements of the new standard allowing you to easily monitor any silica dust hazards. And of course, you’re in the best hands as SGS Galson currently meets all of the new laboratory qualifications for silica and we’re ready to help. Note, the final rule reduces the permissible exposure limit for crystalline silica to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air, averaged over an eight-hour shift.

CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS BELOW FOR KIT DESCRIPTIONS, INCLUDED MATERIALS AND COSTS:

Dust Silica w PPI copy   

(recommended)

This kit provides the simplest means of taking your Silica sample(s). The Test Report will include all 3 forms of Silica as well as Respirable Dust. Includes everything you need all the way down to tape to close your package up to send back to us. Freight not included.

Includes:  

1- Gil-Air Pump with Charger

2- Tubing and Clip

3- Media (a field blank should be added) This is carried to the sampling site, exposed to the sampling conditions, (e.g. media unsealed and resealed), returned to the laboratory, treated as a sample, and carried through all steps of the analysis to evaluate possible effects attributable to shipping and field handling procedures. 

4- Instructions

5- Calibrator (Rotameter)

6- Packing Materials

7- Test Report – Silica (quartz, cristobalite & tridymite) with Respirable Dust

 

COST: $145/ kit

If you are adding a field blank, add an additional $145.

Dust Silica w PPI copy

This kit provides the simplest means of taking your Silica sample(s). The Test Report will include 1 form of Silica as well as Respirable Dust. Includes everything you need all the way down to tape to close your package up to send back to us. Freight not included.

Includes:  

1- Gil-Air Pump with Charger

2- Tubing and Clip

3- Media (a field blank should be added) This is carried to the sampling site, exposed to the sampling conditions, (e.g. media unsealed and resealed), returned to the laboratory, treated as a sample, and carried through all steps of the analysis to evaluate possible effects attributable to shipping and field handling procedures. 

4- InstructionsCalibrator (Rotameter)

5- Packing MaterialsTest Report – Silica (quartz) with Respirable Dust    

 

COST: $119/ kit

If you are adding a field blank, add an additional $119.

Dust Silica wit cyclone copy

This kit provides a cyclone instead of the simple PPI sampler. The Test Report will include all 3 forms of Silica as well as Respirable Dust. Includes everything you need all the way down to tape to close your package up to send back to us. Freight not included.

Includes:

1- Gil-Air Pump with Charger

2- Tubing and Clip

3- Media (a field blank should be added) This is carried to the sampling site, exposed to the sampling conditions, (e.g. media unsealed and resealed), returned to the laboratory, treated as a sample, and carried through all steps of the analysis to evaluate possible effects attributable to shipping and field handling procedures. 

4- Instructions

5- Calibrator (Rotameter)

6- Packing Materials

7- Test Report – Silica (quartz, cristobalite & tridymite) with Respirable Dust    

 

COST: $115/ kit

If you are adding a field blank, add an additional $115.

Dust Silica wit cyclone copy

This kit provides a cyclone instead of the simple PPI sampler. The Test Report will include all 3 forms of Silica as well as Respirable Dust. Includes everything you need all the way down to tape to close your package up to send back to us. Freight not included.

Includes:  

1- Gil-Air Pump with Charger

2- Tubing and Clip

3- Media (a field blank should be added) This is carried to the sampling site, exposed to the sampling conditions, (e.g. media unsealed and resealed), returned to the laboratory, treated as a sample, and carried through all steps of the analysis to evaluate possible effects attributable to shipping and field handling procedures. 

4- Instructions

5- Calibrator (Rotameter)

6- Packing Materials

7- Test Report – Silica (quartz) with Respirable Dust

 

COST: $89/ kit

If you are adding a field blank, add an additional $89.

noise

Included in your silica testing, you can add noise testing to any of our kits. Your sampling session would include everything you need all the way down to tape to close your package up and send back to us. Freight not included.

Includes:  

1- Edge Noise Dosimeter

2- Charging Bay

3- Instructions

4- Calibrator

5- Packing Materials

6- Noise Report – Download    

 

Cost: $55/day, $165/ week or $530/month

vestPatented, this new industrial hygiene sampling vest allows workers to wear monitoring equipment more comfortably and safely than ever before. An integrated channel system is located throughout the vest to hold the tubing and wires of monitoring equipment in place with all media directly in the breathing zone. These channels help to eliminate any chance of tubing snagging or kinking while ensuring that monitoring equipment is in the same position for every individual, every time – eliminating the chance of error as a result of incorrect placement or differences in placement among the sample population.

WHAT’S IT MADE OUT OF?

We’ve made the vest from a 100% breathable polyester mesh and treated it with a self-extinguishing coating. The vest is ANSI Class 2 compliant and currently available in safety yellow only.

SIZE OPTIONS

Vests come in two sizes; both have adjustable straps to cover various sizes in one vest.

  • Small – Large   $105
  • XL – 3XL   $115

READY TO ORDER?

After reviewing your options, fill out the form below to create your order with SGS Galson. Once you hit ‘submit’, your order will be sent along internally for processing and fulfillment. We’ll be sure reach out to you with any questions we might have regarding your order to ensure you’re getting exactly what you need.  

If you are not a current client of SGS Galson’s, please take a minute to create an account so we can process your online order.

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PROGRAMS & SERVICES

SGS Galson offers several client focused programs and services. The items described below illustrate our commitment to help reduce operating costs and save valuable work time for our clients. In addition, SGS Galson knows that convenience is important to industrial hygienists, so we promise to continue to modify and improve our services to meet client needs as required.

CLICK THROUGH FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF OUR CLIENT-FOCUSED PROGRAMS
FREE PUMP LOAN

The FreePumpLoan™ program is SGS Galson’s most popular program. SGS Galson provides air sampling pumps, sampling media and all accessories to you free when SGS Galson performs the laboratory analysis. You simply pay shipping charges. (Clients outside of the continental US also pay any applicable duties or taxes.)

Includes:

  • Pumps, all fully charged
  • Pre-calibrated
  • Tubing
  • Sample Media
  • Sample Media Holders
  • Chargers
  • Cyclones
  • Splitters
  • Low Flow Regulators
  • Tube Breakers
  • Tool Kit
  • Chain of Custody Form
  • Calibrated Field Rotameter
  • Instructions
All you’ll need, packed in a sturdy carrying case.
FREE SAMPLING BADGES

SGS Galson offers most passive sampling badges at no cost when SGS Galson performs the laboratory analysis. Shipping on badges is even free. Badges meet or exceed OSHA accuracy and precision criteria. OSHA accepts badges as a sampling option when validated for specific compounds. We offer badges from Assay Technology, 3M and SKC.

  • Convenient
  • 0% failure rate
  • Highest quality badges made available by Assay
  • Less Setup Time
  • Easy to Use
  • Meet or Exceed OSHA Accuracy
SGS Galson Hygiene Rental

SGS Galson rents hygiene, health and safety equipment. All of the equipment offered can be found by going to www.sgsgalson.com and clicking on the equipment rental icon. Examples of equipment include Noise Dosimeters, Vibration Meters, Heat Stress Monitors, Gas Monitors, and Indoor Air Quality Meters. All rentals within the continental U.S. include free return shipping, your rental period doesn’t include equipment in-transit time and all equipment is manufacturer calibrated. You can call a client service representative to order or simply rent online.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

SGS Galson guarantees that you’ll get your results within five business days or it’s free! (There are a very few exceptions to this policy that you would know before submitting your samples.) SGS Galson was the first and continues to be the only laboratory to offer this guarantee.

99.85% on-time delivery on over 200,000 samples in 2016; standard and rush turnaround

Instructional Videos

SGS Galson provides an instructional video series to help clients better understand how to use equipment, media, the chain of custody and much more. The videos provide step-by-step instructions on a wide range of topics relevant to SGS Galson clients. The library includes more than 75 videos, with several more in production.

Examples of video topics include calibration of sampling pumps, sampling for silica and respirable dust, and using rental instruments. The videos are available on the company’s website, www.sgsgalson. com and specific videos can be sent to clients when they place their order.

IH Live™ Online Real-time Technical Support - Chat, Text, HelpCam

We’ve been offering this service to our clients since 2001 and no one else in the industry offers it. IH Live Chat, found at www.sgsgalson.com, provides our clients with 8 am EDT – 8 pm EDT accessibility Monday through Friday.

We recently added two new, innovative real-time support services. With IHLive Text you can immediately connect by text at (888) 432-5227 and you’ll receive a quick response from a Client Service Representative. It’s convenient, fast and you can get help wherever you get cell service.

IHLive HelpCam is your live audio-visual aid for all your IH needs. It assures every detail of your sampling event is completed accurately and in a timely manner and you’ll never get frustrated again about visualizing a sampling solution. Using your smart phone, tablet or computer you simply click on the IHLive HelpCam icon at www.sgsgalson.com/ih-live-chat. Once connected, you’ll get a live video session with a Client Service Specialist to guide you to a solution of your sampling challenge.

These are all free services.
Online Report Access

SGS Galson created an easy-to-use and secure new feature to their client portal service. This new service allows clients to access their reports at anytime – day or night – through the SGS Galson website. This new feature allows clients the option of obtaining their reports effortlessly and as far back as five years. You can access all logins, final reports, EDDs, data packages and invoices. Each report will open in the default PDF reader where the client will have the opportunity to save, e-mail, and print the report. Clients can also filter the list so they can see the reports based on a set of criteria that they define.

Online Chain of Custody (COC)

The SGS Galson Online Chain of Custody is a full featured, user-friendly web application that easily allows you to create, edit, or copy digital COCs. You can access the online COC 24/7 on all your electronic devices.

We also offer a free, pre-populated COC option with every media order, which is automatically added to you account and has 80% of the information filled in based on details of the order. You can also export a PDF of your COC if you desire a paper copy.

Weekend Analysis

We often provide weekend analysis for our clients. We understand the significance of results when the health of a client is jeopardized. There are additional charges to provide Saturday and Sunday results.

WHY SGS?

As industrial hygienists, occupational health and safety consultants, occupational health and safety managers, risk managers and plant managers identify the need for testing and take the actual samples for their clients or organizations, SGS Galson provides the data so that they can make sound decisions to protect workers from chemical, physical and hazardous exposures.

SGS Galson provides a complete spectrum of monitoring solutions including air sampling supplies and testing, passive monitor testing, real-time monitoring, instrument rental, detector tubes and whole air evacuated canister analysis. Examples of industries served and analytical services provided are:

  • Welding operations testing for metals, total fume, lead and hexavalent chromium
  • Painting operations for volatile organic compounds and isocyanates
  • Mining operations for dust, silica, diesel particulate, noise and gases
  • Paper mills for chlorine, dust and noise
  • Foundries for silica, dust, metals, heat stress and noise
  • Manufacturing operations for noise, various chemicals and vibration
  • Construction for silica, dust formaldehyde, noise and vibration
  • Remediation sites for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), PCBs, asbestos, metals and PAHS
  • Chemical industries for VOCs, metals, acids, bases, semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) and gases
  • Petroleum industries for VOCs, SVOCs, gases and noise
  • Any operation where hazards exist

SGS Galson is a full-service provider of analytical air testing with the equipment and personnel capabilities to perform testing for the presence of hundreds of chemicals and chemical compounds. We use a wide range of instrumentation that includes emission spectrometry, high pressure liquid chromatography, wet chemistry, mass spectroscopy, gas chromatography, ion chromatography, x-ray diffraction, thermal optical analysis, microbiology, and phase contrast and polarized light microscopy.

 

SGS Galson is not a subsidiary or affiliate of Zurich and use of their products and services are independent of, and not included within, Zurich’s products or services. Zurich expressly disclaims any and all damages and other costs that may arise related to the use of or reliance upon the products, services, representations or warranties made by or on behalf of SGS Galson.

CONTACT:

(888) 432.5227
EHS.ClientCare@sgs.com


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