Indoor Air Quality Services

While workers desire healthy and comfortable working conditions, when these conditions are not met, job satisfaction, productivity and health may also be compromised. Hence, the quality of air inside the building has a direct impact on the health and well being of occupants, sometimes called “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
  • Outside contaminant infiltration

At SCS, we understand how healthy, clean air can have a positive impact on your staff and work environment. So, our trained industrial hygiene professionals are proud to have over 12 years of experience recognizing, evaluating and recommending controls to improve your indoor air quality. Furthermore, these services can be offered almost always with short notice.

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

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, of course, with current industrial/occupational hygiene practices.

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