IAQ stands for Indoor Air Quality. It is a concept that is used to determine how pure the air is in and around buildings and other structures. This is an especially important topic for facilities that use any type of hazardous chemicals or have work that is done in confined spaces. When air is not pure enough, it can cause the people in the area to experience a variety of different types of health problems so they need to avoid the area until the air is of improved quality.
If your facility has an area where the IAQ is too low, it is likely going to be necessary to provide your employees with some type of air supply or air filter to ensure they can safely breathe while working in the area. Of course, the ideal option would be to make it so nobody has to work in an area where the indoor air quality is too low.
Monitoring the IAQ of an area where potentially dangerous fumes or other things could be present is very important. As soon as you are alerted that the IAQ is dropping below safe levels, it is necessary to react to keep everyone safe. It is also important to know what types of hazards are present. Your response will be much different if the air quality is low due to a flammable substance compared to a non-flammable one, for example. Make sure that you know of any areas in your facility that may be at risk for low IAQ so that you can take the proper precautions to keep everyone safe.
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