Clean breathing air is important for all of us. It goes without saying that we all need for our air to be as pure as possible in order to live healthfully. Lately, we have been blogging a lot about the ways in which we can maintain good levels of indoor air quality in our homes. Naturally, we spend a lot of our time in our homes, so making sure we take measures to keep our air clean is important. But, of course, we’re not always at home.
When we head on in to work, we have to live with the confidence that the breathing air at our workplaces is safe for our respiratory systems. Our recent blogs have commented upon the fact that older buildings have been constructed with asbestos as part of its insulation materials. But unless any disruption (via renovations, for example) is taking place, this shouldn’t be a worry. However, your job itself may be impacting the air that you breathe.
So what is the air like at your workplace? Depending on the nature of the business you work for, your breathing air may need a little bit of assistance. Consider the various lines of work that exist where supplied breathing air is necessary. Painters, for example, are constantly breathing in the fumes of the materials they use to do their jobs on a daily basis. Any job where air may be impacted may need the use of a supplied breathing air system.
But what are supplied breathing air systems? They are described as atmospheric-supplying devices that provide wearers with respirable air from sources outside of the contaminated area. Only systems with either manual or motor-operated blowers are approved for immediately harmful or oxygen-deficient atmospheres. They are generally considered mandatory requirements for automotive collision centres, sandblasting and coatings applicators.
If you do not work in an industry where a supplied breathing air system is necessary, you may associate such contraptions with the type of futuristic masks you may see in a science-fiction movie! It’s a reality, however, that these “masks” are requirements for individuals who work in fields where toxic fumes are being emitted. Without supplied breathing air systems, the lives of workers in such fields would be at risk.
At DF Technical & Consulting Services Ltd., we have over 14 years of experience in providing onsite compressed breathing air sampling assessments in Alberta. Firstly, we conduct a Breathing Air Analysis of your workplace and provide the results through accurate reports that reveal the sample’s conformance or non-conformance to the requirements of the standard. All supplied breathing air samples are submitted to a local, “Standards Council of Canada” Accredited Laboratory for analysis.
We also provide our clients with professionally-trained and certified air quality consultants to conduct independent sampling for industrial and commercial users of supplied breathing air systems. The intent, of course, is to guarantee the safety of such professionals as painters, coating applicators and sandblasters with clean and safe breathing air within their respective workplaces.
Do you work in an industry where supplied breathing air systems are necessary? If so, you’ll want to make sure that the systems being used are of top quality. Further to that, you’ll want to ensure that the breathing air of your workplace is safe for all employees and visitors. For more information about our Supplied Breathing Air Certification, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-855-668-3131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.