A recent article in the Safety + Health publication discusses Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) issues in the workplace. The Environmental Protection Agency notes that workers may experience adverse health effects from indoor air pollutants soon after exposure – or years later. Potential health issues include headaches; dizziness and fatigue; and irritation of the eyes, nose and throat.
Maintaining Good IAQ in the Workplace
Are you concerned about the air in your workplace? Are you or your co-workers suffering from throat and/or nasal irritation? Dutch’s Mold Inspection & Remediation Services specializes in IAQ testing for residential homes and business buildings. Work with your building’s management to get the air tested by a certified allergen inspector and certified indoor air quality technician like Dutch’s Mold Inspections.
Until your air quality is inspected the EPA recommends the following:
- Refrain from blocking air vents, as doing so can unbalance your office’s HVAC system and affect the ventilation of neighboring offices.
- Clean up spills immediately and report any water leaks to management to avoid the possibility of mold growth.
- Regularly check your building’s HVAC system to ensure it’s in good working order, and coordinate with building management “when responsibility for design, operation and maintenance of the ventilation system is shared,” EPA states.
- Refrain from using products that can cause IAQ problems.
- Use pest control products only when necessary, and non-chemical methods when possible.