We help our customers reasonably anticipate that employees could be exposed to wildfire smoke, and provide assurance to employees that work conditions are satisfactory.
This includes indoor places of work that breathe unfiltered outdoor air unless a measurement is performed to demonstrate the concentration of PM2.5 is lower than the guideline.
For worksites covered by the emergency regulation, employers must determine employee exposure to PM2.5 before each shift and periodically thereafter, as needed.
These particles can irritate the lungs and cause serious or even fatal health effects, such as:
As well as those mentioned, exposure to PM2.5 effects worker productivity, cognitive function, and causes depression and anxiety.
The Aeroqual S500 Portable Handheld Monitor is an accurate and economical handheld monitor for measuring PM2.5 in ug/m3. The threshold for safe work under the new California regulations is 55 ug/m3.
Using a portable air quality monitor provides assurance to employees that work conditions are satisfactory, avoids unnecessary work delays and tests that controls to reduce PM2.5 in the workplace are adequate.