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Salt Lake Technical Center

8660 South Sandy Parkway | Sandy, UT 84070 | (801) 233-4900
Vision

To be a recognized center of excellence for the evaluation and control of occupational health and safety hazards.

Mission

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
Integrated Solutions

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
  • chemists
  • microbiologists
  • physical scientists

Engineers:

  • chemical
  • civil
  • materials science
  • mechanical
  • metallurgical

and Experts in:

  • biosafety
  • explosibility
  • health physics
  • non-ionizing radiation
  • PSM
  • safety
  • ventilation
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 Lab

The Center's AIHA (ISO17025) accredited laboratory analyzes over 400 chemicals and maintains OSHA's on-line Chemical Sampling Information (CSI) File that provides method and sampling information.

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
Web Products

SLTC staff maintain OSHA's on-line Safety and Health Topics, eTools, and other OSHA related Web products.

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