Indoor air pollution may not be visible, but the symptoms of it are diminished cognitive function, poor concentration and reduced productivity. Employers need to understand the risks of poor indoor air quality and the steps they can take to improve it.
With the number and variety of materials in manufacturing and engineering industries, it is easy to conceptualize how a rogue element could compromise your facility's indoor air quality (IAQ). Every action seems to produce an air contaminant — sawing, packing, stacking and every move releases invisible particles.
Many workplaces are looking for new and improved methods of decontaminating indoor spaces. To keep business running more or less, as usual, these methods need to be efficient, cost-effective, and safe enough to use regularly. Using vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP) as a disinfection and decontamination measure has become increasingly common.
By maintaining good indoor air quality, individuals can protect their health and well-being. Lowering emissions, removing pollutants and adopting new building designs may help individuals improve the air in a structure. Clean indoor climates increase workers’ productivity, which benefits business owners.
Although largely invisible, indoor air quality is a key concern for any industrial facility. During summer months, workers must be shielded from the dangers of heat stress, while in winter cold drafts and dry air may cause problems.
The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH®) and six of its Allied Industry Partners entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the Indoor Air Quality Association’s (IAQA) Annual Meeting & Exposition in West Palm Beach, Florida. Frank Mortl III, CAE, ACGIH®’s Executive Director signed the agreement on behalf of ACGIH®.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA®) and six other non-profit organizations, including the convening organization, Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for indoor air and environmental quality. Donald Weekes, CIH, AIHA Fellow, and member of AIHA's Technical Committee on indoor environmental quality, signed the agreement on behalf of AIHA.