This is probably isn't a shock to you, but the air we breathe is not the greatest. The EPA believes the indoor air we breathe in the workplace is one of the top five environmental hazards to our health. Decreasing the amount of these indoor air hazards in your building is important for the health of your employees.
More and more these days, state governments are requiring continuous monitoring of environmental dust emissions during construction, demolition, and extraction projects. The latest round of regulations are targeted at the extraction and use of silica hydraulic fracturing sand, because of the silica dust released into the air around fracking sites.
Lately, our 3M Quest sound level meters have been seeing a lot of action, and are in continued high demand in this early part of 2013. Customers tell me that they're using the meters to re-test working conditions in their plants after machinery or equipment upgrades. When a customer is choosing a sound or noise measurement device, there are two basic questions I hear often:
N95 respirator fit testing is required by OSHA on an annual basis for healthcare workers. Plus, it's a significant way to prevent your medical and support staff from exposure to airborne diseases. But fit testing comes with its own share of problems...
With the extreme heat this summer, several customers have made use of our new 3M QUESTemp II personal heat stress monitors. But with everything, testing is only half the battle. What’s really important is the data the monitor collects.