Indoor Air Quality problems fall into three categories:
- Acute Health Effects
- Chronic Health Effects
Work environments having bad odors or stagnant air may not pose serious health effects, however, these environments may reduce an employee’s sense of well-being which may affect their performance.
A key industrial hygiene concern is excessive employee exposure to chemical stresses (toxic gases, dusts, fumes, mists and vapors) arising in the workplace. Acute health effects resulting from excessive exposure include burning eyes, shortness of breath, headache, nausea, sneezing and coughing.
BDN’s industrial hygienists are trained in conducting indoor air quality investigations to determine the cause of IAQ complaints. Our IAQ services include:
- IAQ complaint investigations
- Written IAQ compliance programs
- IAQ monitoring
- Visual examinations of HVAC systems
- Air monitoring for the determination of Bioaerosols (Bacteria, Fungi/Mold, Allergens)
Addressing indoor air quality concerns opens the door for improved communication and trust between employers and employees. BDN can monitor and document concentrations of airborne contaminants, provide recommendations for response actions when necessary and give presentations of investigation findings to management and employees. Whatever stage your indoor air quality program is in, BDN can assist you with bringing it into compliance with applicable IAQ regulations.