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Established in 1996 by our founder and Senior Certified Industrial Hygienist, Michael A. Polkabla, CIH, REA, BioMax Environmental Inc. provides a comprehensive range of Certified Industrial Hygiene professional services including occupational health and safety compliance, residential and workplace exposure assessments, contaminant sampling, and environmental consulting services throughout the greater Northern California and Central California areas.  Our high level of technical expertise and risk management capabilities allows us to assist our many clients in the public and private sectors with solutions to address environmental regulatory compliance … Continue reading

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Sampling of Contaminated Surfaces for SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus)

As our businesses, communities, and families come out of this worldwide pandemic, we will also need to determine when it is “Safe” and appropriate to do this. The intent of the current Shelter In Place (SIP) orders were specifically designed to limit the spread and transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus) from exposures associated with person-to-person transmission as well as from surface contact and transmission where the SARS-CoV-2 virus may be present. The ongoing professional and technical debate relative to surface contact transmissions is … Continue reading


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Decontamination and Disinfection Considerations

Let’s start with this fact… All viruses are neither “Living” nor “Dead”… Instead, they are considered to be somewhere in-between these two worlds!!!  This is extremely important when it comes to the “decontamination” and “disinfection” procedures necessary for the prevention of the COVID-19 disease (caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus) and our current worldwide pandemic. To clarify…  When we are referring to “COVID-19”, as is done frequently in the press, we are technically referring to the actual human disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.  … Continue reading


Cannabis Manufacturing Ergonomic Evaluation and Training

Implementing ergonomic programs in the workplace can reduce repetitive stress related injuries and pain as well as improve productivity, morale, and even attendance.  BioMax Environmental’s ergonomists are skilled at performing these evaluations and have become experts in the specific needs associated with the emerging cannabis industry and its unique requirements, conditions, and demands on workers and the workplace environments. Our specialists and industrial hygienists are particularly skilled to recognize, evaluate, and control workplace hazards and conditions that contribute to musculoskeletal injury and repetitive … Continue reading


Wildfire Smoke Damage Assessments

The devastating wildfires of 2018 have impacted many communities in both Northern and Southern California. As of this date, the fires have burned tens of thousands of acres and have destroyed thousands of homes and structures, killing many in it’s path of destruction. Due to the changing wind patterns and the varying topography of the affected areas, the resultant smoke from these uncontrolled wildfires has also traveled throughout adjacent communities and regions affecting workplaces as well as residences within a large geographic area … Continue reading


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Our experts at BioMax Environmental are standing by to assist with effective controls and mitigative cleanup consultation for sites impacted by COVID-19 related contamination.