Air Quality Assessment

Indoor air quality has become an important health and safety concern. Depending on the materials used or handled, the heating or ventilation systems or the work processes within your facility, your workers may be exposed to contaminants in the air that can put their health at risk.

WorkSafeBC has established occupational exposure limits for certain airborne contaminants. While indoor air quality is an issue often neglected, Regulation specifies that employers shall ensure workers’ exposure is below the acceptable levels.

For more information and resources relating to air quality, visit the safety topic page.

Who is this for?

Whether you’re working on a manufacturing floor or in an office building, physical, chemical or biological hazards are invisible and generally unnoticeable making the quality of your indoor air significantly more polluted than the outdoors.

What does it involve?

Step 1:  Scoping meeting
First things first, we want to find out your risk level!  We call this the scoping meeting.  During this step, an advisor will come out to your facility to determine if you have a combination of conditions that put you at risk.

Step 2: The proposal
The program administrator will send you a service proposal that will outline the costs and deliverables based on the findings from the scoping meeting.  Once this proposal is signed and returned, we can book a date for your service(s).

Step 3:  The deliverables
Our specialist advisor will complete an assessment report that includes sampling and testing methods that follow NIOSH standards as well as recommendations on control measures.  A digital copy of this report will be sent to you for your records.  Depending on the findings of the assessment, development of a formal program or exposure control plan may be recommended as a follow up action item.

Schedule a Scoping

FREE for Members

If you would like to have a Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC safety advisor visit your business to assess your air quality risk level please fill out the following form. We will follow-up with you and schedule a date that works for you.