Healthy Facility Brief – Steps for Protecting Indoor Air Quality
Clean air is a basic human need, and protecting it a top health priority.
Below are ten steps to protect Indoor Air Quality. They are not numbered as you can start wherever desired:
Place, maintain, generous entry mats to remove tracked in pesticide, road dust, other outdoor particles. Clean and replace frequently.
Seal the building envelope to prevent particles getting through cracks (this will lower energy costs too).
Use cleaning techniques to capture particles not spread them; such as well-maintained and filtered vacuums, a damp and/or microfiber cloth or other dust-removing method.
Remove internal dust sources such as facial tissue dispensers on desks and cloth-upholstered furniture.
Declutter the indoor environment to reduce dust harbors, which will also reduce cleaning-related labor.
Consider a no-fragrance policy among workers. Personal fragrances pollute the indoor air, and many people are sensitive.
To lower costs and use of cleaning chemicals, consider on-site generation of ElectroChemically Activated (ECA) Solutions, as well as Saturated Steam Vapor (SSV), and Dispense-And-Vac (DAV) technologies.
Use unscented products and beware of goods or materials that outgas.
Install dust monitors, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide detectors.
Keep HVAC systems maintained and fine-tuned to prevent emissions.
Install an HVAC-integrated air purification system that monitors IAQ and activates the system using sensors, while lowering ozone levels indoors.
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