California Industrial Hygiene Services, Inc.


CIH Services' experienced professionals routinely work with attorneys to provide expert opinions and strategic analysis in support of legal actions for both plaintiffs and defendants. The field experience of our experts provide an in-depth understanding of the physical conditions of the work environment and how the work environment is accurately evaluated for risk. Our application of the scientific method is the foundation to our evaluation process leading to the development of defensible opinions for our client's use.

CIH Services' experts include experienced Certified Industrial Hygienists, Certified Safety Professionals, Certified Hazardous Materials Managers, and Licensed Professional Engineers. CIH Services' Professionals have recent experience providing expert services in the following areas:

  • Providing opinions related to potential historic asbestos exposures according to job categories
  • Determining employer responsibilities concerning asbestos in the workplace based on the regulatory requirements of the time
  • Determining probable crystalline silica exposures during the use of materials containing crystalline silica
  • Exposure potential of hospital nursing staff to oncology treatment drugs
  • Providing opinions concerning regulatory compliance with environmental and occupational safety and health regulations during abrasive blasting of asbestos and lead containing materials
  • Cost and adequacy evaluations of mold remediation process design and performance
  • Community noise monitoring
  • Ambient air monitoring for particulates

Litigation Related Services:

  • Providing expert witness testimony for deposition and courtroom
  • Summarizing current state-of-knowledge and generating opinion reports
  • Providing education and guidance to litigators
  • Reviewing case information for completeness
  • Conducting research, including computer-augmented literature searches
  • Site assessments, including scientific estimation of exposure potential
  • Historical and documentation review
  • Compliance evaluation
  • Risk assessment
  • Source and responsible-party evaluation
  • Forensic Science and Engineering
  • Support for Settlement Negotiations and Litigation Avoidance
  • Industrial Hygiene - exposure reconstruction; sound and noise level monitoring; airborne exposures to particles and vapors
  • Indoor Air Quality - Commercial and residential mold evaluations; air and surface microbial contamination; health care infection control during remodeling and construction

What makes CIH Services unique?

Each of CIH Services' experts have over 20 years of direct, practical experience consulting with private, government, and business clients. This direct practical experience allows CIH Services to bring their real world experience to legal issues.

CIH Services routinely works with attorneys to provide environmental solutions, expert opinions, and strategic analysis. We are accoustomed to the intense pressures, close scrutiny, and inflexible deadlines of litigation.

Our academic credentials, experience, and professional certifications help establish immediate credibility, while our experience providing opinions and testimony help our clients present the strongest possible arguments for their position.

Reputation for technical expertise, responsiveness, attention to detail, strong client advocacy, and effective presentation.

Our professionals frequently work with and provide training to non-technical personnel, keeping us actively involved in communicating complex health and safety issues in clear and concise terms.

For more information, contact William J. Cornils, Executive Vice President at
(707)425-5899 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.