Salt Lake Technical Center8660 South Sandy Parkway | Sandy, UT 84070 | (801) 233-4900
To be a recognized center of excellence for the evaluation and control of occupational health and safety hazards.
To provide technical leadership, expertise and services in the evaluation and control of workplace hazards through:
- Field assessments and support
- Laboratory testing
- Emergency preparedness and response
- Website resources
- Consultation and guidance
The Center staff work with the field and can provide a team approach to telephone and onsite compliance assistance. SLTC provides a multi-disciplinary team approach in support of OSHA's complex and highly visible investigations.
SLTC staff includes Scientists:
- certified industrial hygienists
- certified safety professionals
- physical scientists
- materials science
and Experts in:
- health physics
- non-ionizing radiation
Health Response Team (HRT) and Field Support
OSHA's Health Response Team (HRT) can help assess the source and extent of exposure to chemical hazards, biological hazards, physical energy, and ergonomics. HRT can also help determine feasibility of administrative, engineering, and PPE appropriate controls. Our staff are experts in unified incident command systems, have experience with interagency responses, and coordinate and lead OSHA's Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Collapsed Structures Specialized Response Teams (SRT).
The laboratory analyzes over 400 chemicals and maintains OSHA's on-line Chemical Sampling Information (CSI) File that provides method and sampling information. The OSHA Salt Lake Technical Center laboratory (ID 101575) is accredited by the AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs (AIHA-LAP), LLC in the Industrial Hygiene accreditation program for the Chromatography [Gas (GC), GC/MS, GC (diffusive samplers), Ion, and Liquid], Spectrometry [Atomic Absorption, Inductively-Coupled Plasma, X-ray Diffraction, and UV/Vis], Asbestos/Fiber Microscopy [Polarized Light and Phase Contrast], and Miscellaneous [Gravimetric and Ion-selective Electrode] Fields of Testing as documented by the Scope of Accreditation Certificate and associated Scope.
Laboratory staff provides analytical investigation support in:
- Material Failures - failure of valves, cables, scaffolding, etc.
- Explosibility Testing - dusts (grain, metal, organic, etc.)
- Soils Classification
- Carboxyhemoglobin back calculations to environmental CO levels
- Mass Spectrometry - pyrolysis and unknown identification