Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality Monitoring
There is often no one single factor that determines the quality of indoor air in an office space. The indoor air quality of a building is made up of many complex factors that influence human health effects. Concentrations of indoor air pollutants are influenced by changes in activities both within and outside the buildings, cleaning, heating, nearby construction, the degree of ventilation, and the presence of products that are hazardous (including asbestos) or emit that volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Each site is assessed on a site by site basis to determine which contaminants would most likely be affecting the air quality.
Typical contaminates that EnviroX sample for, pending on the site and what is likely to affect the site, include but is not limited to:
- Carbon dioxide (CO2)
- Carbon monoxide (CO)
- Nitric oxide (NO)
- Nitrogen dioxide (NO2)
- Respirable dust (PM10, 4, 2.5)
- Mould and fungi
- Total dust
- Metals in dust (such as Lead)
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including formaldehyde
- Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM)
EnviroX works with and conducts air quality monitoring following the relevant legislations:
- Work Health And Safety Regulation 2017.
- Work Health And Safety Act 2011.
- NSW Code of Practice: How to Manage and Control Asbestos in the Workplace (2016).
- NSW Code of Practice: How to Safely Remove Asbestos (2016).
- 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