Local air quality can change rapidly during a wildfire event, that's why monitoring the air quality during and after a wildfire is important. Exposure to smoke, which can contain chemicals, gases, and particulate matter can be harmful to workers as well as the surrounding community.
Dust monitors (aerosol monitors) measure the amount and size of fine solids or liquid particles suspended in the air after a wildfire. Personal aerosol monitors measure a worker's exposure to respirable particles. Benchtop and handheld monitors can be used to take real-time measurements of aerosols like dust and smoke over a given area in your plant or workplace.
Aerosol monitors can be used in indoor applications for ambient monitoring, indoor air quality studies, and work area monitoring. Outdoor kits are available for construction and harsh-environment studies to make sure workers are protected from respirable particles and to maintain community health.
Aerosol mass concentration monitors give you real-time aerosol mass readings of dust, smoke, fumes, and mists. Aerosol particulate monitors show both real-time mass concentration and total PM size.
These products assist in complying with California Code T8CCR, section 5141.1 https://www.dir.ca.gov/title8/5141_1.html
Protecting Workers Exposed to Wildfire Smoke PDF