Wildfire Smoke Monitoring

Protect your Workplace from Wildfire Smoke

We help our customers reasonably anticipate that employees could be exposed to wildfire smoke, and provide assurance to employees that work conditions are satisfactory.

Purchase an Aeroqual Portable Handheld Air Quality Monitor with PM10/PM2.5 sensor head

According to California Code of Regulations, title 8, Section 5141.1:

ALL workplaces need to take action when the AQI (air quality index) for PM2.5 is above 151, to protect workers from wildfire smoke.

Wildfires are an increasing concern in the US. Effects of smoke inhalation can have negative impact on:

Schools, Hospitals & Nursing Homes

Communities & Outdoor Public Spaces

Places of Work & Offices

Employees must determine employee exposure to PM2.5:

      • Before each shift
      • During each shift
      • Periodically thereafter
      • As required
      • At indoor and outdoor workplaces

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.

Wildfire smoke is composed of harmful chemicals and tiny particles suspended in the air that present a significant health hazard for workers exposed to it.

These particles can irritate the lungs and cause serious or even fatal health effects, such as:

      • Reduced lung function
      • Bronchitis
      • Worsening of Asthma
      • Heart failure

As well as those mentioned, exposure to PM2.5 effects worker productivity, cognitive function, and causes depression and anxiety.

About Aeroqual

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.

Why Specto

  • Specto is a trusted US partner of Aeroqual
  • We provide technical support for the lifetime of purchase
  • Free same day shipping for rapid response