What Is Indoor Air Quality?
Indoor air quality is critical not only to workers' health, but also to their comfort. Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) is shown to cause symptoms like fatigue, concentration issues, headaches, eye, nose, and throat, and lung irritation. Chronic lung diseases like asthma have been shown to be byproducts of poor indoor air quality. OSHA does not have IAQ standards, however, it does have ventilation and air contaminant standards that can be decisive in IAQ issues.
We have helped our clients with IAQ concerns such as:
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) assesments, post-ozone exposure and other chemicals of concern
- Remediation and abatement help for lead, mold, asbestos, etc.
- Worker exposure assessments looking for process-related airborne particles such as solvents, acids, metals and isocyanates.
- Post-flood assessments looking for mold and biological contaminants.
- Post-fire assessments looking for fire-related airborne particulates.
- Helped implement Respiratory Protection Programs.