Air pollution is an ever growing health concern in many places around the world. That is why this November, at PSC Brands, we have decided to make this Health Awareness month a global one. We will be highlighting actionable ways to support cleaner air every day. It has never been more essential to be cautious when it comes to your health and that of your colleagues at work. There are times that air pollution in your workplace can make you feel unwell, leading to decreased productivity and damage to your lungs. This is the purpose of this article on how to clean up your workplace – whether that means taking part in cleaning days at work or simply keeping your windows closed whenever you are going home. Here are three things to do to make your workplace clean and free of air pollution.
Clean your workplace regularly
When your workplace is clean, there are reduced chances of finding allergens, molds, or dust contaminating the air. Regularly clean your workplace. It would be best if you use eco-friendly cleaning agents and would not release chemicals that would be harmful. You can also make use of devices such as dehumidifiers or air purifiers in cleaning your workplace. You do not necessarily have to do all the cleaning by yourself. If you own the company, you can hire professionals to help out with the cleaning. But if you happen to be an employer in the company, you can explain to your boss the health concerns regarding air pollution and why it would be a great idea to hire professionals to do the job.
Regular do air quality tests
This involves you checking out for odors, checking the level of ventilation and humidity. You also check if there is water damage, mold growth, or dust. You do this because the presence of one of these could lead to air pollution, which inescapably will damage your lungs. With the result you get from doing these air quality tests, you can then plan how to make improvements to eradicate these air pollutants. You can also make use of a bit of a tool called MaskProbe. It is an implantable air quality device that fits over your nose. It detects pollutants. It can also see if you have asthma or worsen it while you are at work.
Replace or repair HVAC frequently
Whenever you can, allow air into the building. First, switch off your Heat, Ventilation, and Air-conditioning (HVAC) system. This will even help them to last longer. Next, check through your HVAC and clean your air vents to prevent them from blowing in dust. When your HVAC is blocked, it disrupts air circulation and leads to the building of air pollutants. Clear out obstructions like storage boxes, cabinets, or chairs from the front of your air vents, as they affect the air low and would make your workplace feel stuffed. Finally, regularly check your HVAC systems to ensure they are in perfect working conditions. Replace or repair whenever possible.
You have heard it before, the symptoms of air pollution are terrible, and it would affect your health if you do not take action now.