Air Sampling Equipment
If you own a business or work in an industry where you use chemicals, particularly in confined spaces or where they may become airborne, you are almost certainly required to monitor the air quality in your facility.
OSHA delineates two appropriate methods for doing this, but it's likely that you'll need to do both in order to ensure that your workers are safe on a daily basis: air sampling equipment and laboratory testing. Having the air quality measured in a lab for the levels of specific particulates is a much more exact science and can give you an overall snapshot of the air in your workplace, but for a daily reading to keep an eye on the status quo in your facility, direct-read instruments are a big help. Read More(+)
There is a wide assortment of air sampling equipment available to facility managers, from inexpensive one-chemical readers to complex machines that can distinguish an array of airborne contaminants and alert you to any imbalances.
In order to determine which will be the most useful investment for your enterprise, you should familiarize yourself with OSHA's overview of this machinery or consult one of their representatives for the regulations that apply to your industry or workplace.
Air sampling equipment is not infallible and it's always a good idea to invest in periodic lab assessments of the quality of air your workers experience. In addition, these measurements will define the personal protective equipment your employees must wear and the emergency procedures you will need to have in place.
Once you've determined what your strategy should be, visit Safety Company's website for all your workplace equipment needs. We have direct-read instruments and an incredible selection of safety gear for employees in every industry.