12 Nov 2020
The concept of air quality monitoring is not a new one, but it is one that is still very pertinent in the sphere of health and occupational safety, particularly due to the rise of Covid-19. Its practice is very much with health and safety in work in mind, as it ensures that interior air quality is kept safe from toxins and airborne pathogens.
The general advice from the HSE suggests that HVAC systems are not a leading cause of the spread of COVID-19. However, poor ventilation can, as it is said to increase transmission risk by helping the virus spread over bigger distances through droplets.
General recommendations from the HSE
In addition to regular air quality monitoring, the HSE offers general recommendations to ensure the safety of occupants of public and commercial buildings.
These safety regulations include:
Maintaining a minimum distance of 2m
Home working to be allowed wherever possible
Avoidance of occupants gathering in crowds
The provision of visible guidance material to these measures
The adherence to government guidance on face-mask use
Workplace health and safety is a hot topic in the current climate and at OHSS, our air quality monitoring and occupational hygiene services help to keep employees safe while they work - the very minimum they should expect.
Occupational Safety Services from OHSS
We live in a unique time where unprecedented challenges are faced by businesses trying to remain operational during the pandemic. If you would like to know more about air quality monitoring or any of the occupational hygiene services we provide, check us out online at www.ohss.ie where you’ll find everything you need to know.
Alternatively, if you need to speak to us directly about your specific needs, you can talk to our friendly team by calling (01) 6905907 today.