Indoor Air Quality
Why do we monitor indoor air quality?
We do this because we spend approximately 90% of our time breathing "indoor air". Unlike outdoor air, indoor air is recycled over and over causing it to trap and build up pollutants. Poor indoor air quality contributes to both short and long term heath issues which can lead to decreased productivity, absenteeism, and possible litigation.
Typical symptoms associated with poor indoor air quality include eye, nose, and throat irritation, headache, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue. In some cases exposure can lead to building related illnesses including asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, Legionnaires' disease, and humidifier fever.
The good news is that many of these symptoms can be alleviated by properly identifying and eliminating the offending sources.
What factors contribute to "Poor" Indoor Air Quality?
Gas and particulates in the air are the primary sources that contribute to poor indoor air quality. These sources can include faulty HVAC, building materials, carpeting, pressed wood furniture, maintenance products, solvents, cleaning supplies, etc. The actual concentrations of these pollutants can also be amplified by other external factors including poor ventilation, humidity, and temperature.
Some indoor air quality issues are easy to identify and resolve with a simple walkthrough, while other cases might require more in depth analysis.
It doesn't matter whether your indoor air quality issues are simple or complex, SJS can monitor to you to identify and ultimately resolve your indoor air quality issues.
What we look for:
Air Quality Complaint Investigations
Air Quality Sampling
Chemical Fume Hood Sampling Testing
Anesthetic Gas leakage
Hospital Sterilization Gases
We can identify potential risks and compliance needs and determine preventative measures; in order to solve environmental, health and safety related problems. We will work to improve conditions in your hospitals, clinics, laboratories, surgery centers, nursing homes and private practices (dental/medical) office.
Safe Job Solutions can provide professional, on-site testing and certification services for Chemical Fume Hoods and Biological Safety Cabinets.
Example of a Chemical Fume Hoods Schedule:
• Inflow face velocity profile test
• Smoke test
Safe Job Solutions issue a fully documented test report and Certificate of Compliance that includes details of the test procedures and equipment (and its calibration reference) used analysis of test data and the nature of any repairs and/or adjustments made to the equipment. Where appropriate we also report any recommendations we may have for future action. Any replacement parts installed during the testing process are selected to be at least equivalent to those specified for the original installation.
Test programs are tailored to suit client’s individual requirements.