The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) may be a factor in 50% of illnesses which account for health care costs of $100 billion each year. This figure does not include costs arising from reduced employee productivity, litigation, and corrective actions.
ETS recognizes the importance of maintaining a healthy and comfortable workplace and has developed a comprehensive IAQ evaluation program. We utilize a combination of state-of-the-art sampling equipment and experienced field staff to identify IAQ problems, determine their sources, and develop an appropriate remediation strategy.
Ventilation system evaluation is a key aspect to any IAQ investigation. Our approach to this includes examination of all components of such systems to determine operational parameters and potential sources of airborne contaminants.
ETS staff of qualified industrial hygienists use a variety of direct reading as well as passive and active sampling devices to monitor indoor pollutants including environmental tobacco smoke, formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, ozone, dust, and biological aerosols. Direct instrumentation allows for rapid evaluation of office environments, machinery exhausts, air streams and other potential problem areas. Additional services that can be performed in conjunction with IAQ investigations include thermal comfort evaluations and ergonomic assessments.