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Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality Monitoring

There is often no single factor that determines the quality of indoor air in an office space. The indoor air quality of a building is a complexity of factors that influence the link to human health effects. Concentrations of indoor air pollutants are influenced by changes in activities both within and outside the buildings, cleaning, heating and renovation regimes, the degree of ventilation, and the presence of products that are hazardous (including asbestos) or emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Typical contaminates EnviroX sample for pending on the site and what is likely to affect the site include but not limited to:

  • Carbon dioxide (CO2)
  • Carbon monoxide (CO)
  • Nitric oxide (NO)
  • Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)
  • Asbestos
  • Respirable dust (PM10, 4, 2.5)
  • Mould and fungi air monitoring
  • Total dust
  • Metals in Dust (such as Lead)
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including formaldehyde
  • Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM)
  • Ozone

Relevant legislation

  • Work Health And Safety Regulation 2011.
  • Work Health And Safety Act 2011.
  • NSW Code of Practice: How to Manage and Control Asbestos in the Workplace.
  • NSW Code of Practice: How to Safely Remove Asbestos..
  • Australian Standard AS4361.2 1998 Guide to Lead Paint Management Part 2: Residential & Commercial Buildings
  • AS 2985-2009 Workplace atmospheres – method for sampling and gravimetric determination of respirable dust
  • AS 3640-2009 Workplace atmospheres – method for sampling and gravimetric determination of inhalable dust.
  • Dust samples are tested as per the Workcover NSW Chemical analysis branch handbook (8th edition).
  • Elemental Carbon (Diesel particulate) Method 5040.
  • Exposure Standards for Atmospheric Contaminants in the Occupational Environment” (NOHSC: 3008 – 1995), 1995;
  • Guidance on the Interpretation of Workplace Exposure Standards for Airborne Contaminants, Safe Work Australia, April 2012

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