Indoor Air Quality Services

 

Because workers desire, and have the right to, healthy and comfortable working conditions and environments, it is so important to monitor work and living spaces. Consequently, when these conditions are not met, job satisfaction, productivity and health may be compromised. The quality of air inside the building also has a direct impact on the health and well being of occupants, sometimes called “Sick Building Syndrome”.

 

Wikipedia states, “Sick building syndrome (SBS) is a phenomenon affecting building occupants who claim to experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but where no specific illness or cause can be identified.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sick_building_syndrome)  

 

Some of the most common problems with indoor air quality include:

 

  • Poorly designed HVAC system,
  • HVAC maintenance issues,
  • Airtight ‘energy efficient’ building retro-fits,
  • Mould growth,
  • Improper local ventilation to exhaust contaminants, and
  • Outside contaminant infiltration

 

Especially relevant, we understand how healthy, clean air can have a positive impact on your office, work environment and home. Therefore, our certified industrial hygiene professionals, with over 12 years of experience recognizing, evaluating and recommending controls can help to improve your indoor air quality.

 

Professional services include:

 

  • General IAQ Parameters (Temperature, Relative Humidity, CO2, CO)
  • Respirable Suspended Particulates
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Fungi/Mould
  • Formaldehyde
  • Ventilation assessments
  • Recommendations for improvement

 

Furthermore, indoor air quality monitoring is carried out in accordance with the Health Canada publication Indoor Air Quality in Office Buildings: A Technical Guide (1995), the Alberta Infrastructure document Indoor Air Quality Guideline (August 2003), the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety document Indoor Air Quality Tool Kit (August 2009), among others, and with current industrial/occupational hygiene best practices.

 

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