Chemical air sampling is a test in which indoor air is sampled and analyzed to see what it contains. A direct reading instrument may be used or equipment may be used where samples are collected for laboratory analysis. Sampling can be conducted to determine the concentration in air of a specific chemical or for a…Find Out More
Testing in an office or industrial environment may be conducted to determine if the quality of air meets or exceeds legislative standards or guidelines.
Testing is conducted in many different ways and may include sample equipment which is left in place over an extended period of time (hours or in some cases days). Other equipment is used for only short periods, often only minutes to determine if a specific contaminant in air is an issue.
Measuring noise levels and the exposure to noise by a worker is the most important part of a workplace hearing conservation program. It helps identify work locations where there are noise issues, employees who may be affected, and where additional noise measurements may need to be taken. Noise provisions in Ontario Regulation 851 found under the Occupational Health & Safety Act were amended and became effective July 1, 2007. Three key requirements, which are summarized below, came…Find Out More