Hospital Air Quality Sampling/Testing Services
Healthy indoor air quality is paramount in medical care facilities including hospitals, healthcare, nursing homes, assisted living and hospice care. Our services include indoor air quality surveys for mold, bacteria, dust, noise, asbestos, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and general air quality in operating rooms, emergency rooms, patient rooms, clinics, offices and maintenance facilities. We also provide sampling/testing in pharmacies and medical dispensing areas for oncology chemical exposure to staff. Oncology chemical exposure is of increasing concern in packaging and disposing locations within the medical complex.
- Infectious Diseases
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an often encountered infection problem. We can test for bacterial agents like MRSA using culture media or the more accurate PCR analysis.
Legionella pneumophila, the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s Disease can be found in cooling towers, hot water heaters, showerheads, and anywhere warm water can stagnate. Testing/sampling water systems as a preventative measure or after an outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease is an important part of any facility’s management plan as Legionella can have devastating effects on elderly tenants.
The mold may incubate and multiply in damp or wet areas in HVAC Systems or exterior walls. Some environmental mold spores, such as Aspergillus, can cause infections in the immuno-compromised. We test for mold, temperature, relative humidity, and moisture.
We provide testing/sampling and project assistance in asbestos matters. This includes surveys to identify asbestos, air sampling for asbestos, project monitoring during abatement, specifications and regulatory assistance. We have a reputation for successfully dealing with asbestos matters in hospitals and other facilities that must remain functional 24 hours a day.
- Construction Projects
Noise and dust from construction projects is also a significant problem in medical complexes that may require testing/sampling to keep control of these problems during expansion or renovation and make sure clean-up is thorough at completion. We also monitor for personnel exposure to roofing tars, silica and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and offer appropriate respiratory protection plans. We can also provide part-time or full-time safety or industrial hygiene personnel for hospital and medical facilities.