INDOOR AIR MONITORING:
Conducting a workplace industrial indoor air monitoring program at your facility is part of due diligence. As a Human Resources Manager, Health & Safety Professional, or Production Manager, you should regularly evaluate the potential for exposure to airborne contaminants released during the processes involved in your daily operations.
Ontario Regulation 833 of R.R.O. 1990 – Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents (“O. Reg. 833”) made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
How to identify the sources of indoor air contaminants:
- Review your processes (i.e. welding, painting, stamping, etc.);
- Review your Material Safety Data Sheets (“MSDSs”) for the chemicals used;
- Listen to your workers’ complaints;
- Call SGETEC Consultants
Have SGETEC Consultants conduct a customized indoor air monitoring program
By discussing and reviewing the specific needs of a project with each client, we determine the most feasible option(s) for a customized program. Our staff is experienced in providing the following support services:
- Develop an industrial hygiene program based on your specific operations;
- Determine air contaminants sampling and analyses specifics (type and number of samples);
- Perform field work activities according to appropriate methodologies;
- Interpret laboratory results;
- Provide recommendations for improving indoor air quality.
Conducting a noise survey at your facility is part of due diligence. As a Human Resources Manager, Health & Safety Professional, or Production Manager, you should regularly evaluate the potential for exposure to elevated levels of noise as part of an overall ‘Hearing Protection Review’. According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports, just eight hours of continual exposure to noise exceeding 85 decibels can result in hearing loss. In addition to hearing loss, prolonged exposure to hazardous noise can produce headaches, fatigue and dizziness.