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Protecting Health, Monitoring Air Quality: Room Alert Celebrates EPA’s Air Quality Awareness Week

Clean air is essential for our health and well-being. Yet, it’s a resource we often take for granted. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designates a week each year to raise awareness about the importance of air quality and how it impacts our lives. This year, AVTECH and Room Alert are joining the EPA in celebrating Air Quality Awareness Week from May 6-10th, emphasizing the significance of monitoring and maintaining healthy air quality in businesses, organizations, and facilities of all kinds.

Why Air Quality Matters:

Air quality plays a significant role in our daily lives, affecting our health, productivity, and overall well-being. Poor air quality can lead to a variety of health problems, including respiratory issues, allergies, and even more severe conditions like asthma and heart disease. Additionally, indoor air pollution can be up to five times worse than outdoor air pollution, making it crucial for businesses, organizations, and facilities to monitor and maintain healthy indoor air quality. For example, air quality is a known problem in U.S. schools. Children face higher risk from indoor pollutants and pollution from particulate matter, like vehicle exhaust or wildfire smoke, which can enter classrooms from the outside. Mostly recently, due to climate change, safe indoor air quality is more important than ever.

Protecting Employees:

As businesses, organizations, and facilities, it’s our responsibility to protect the health of our employees and visitors. One of the most effective ways to do this is by reducing air pollution and ensuring good indoor air quality. By monitoring air quality and air flow, businesses can identify potential issues and take proactive measures to address them before they become serious problems.

Furthermore, OSHA’s General Duty Clause (Section 5(a)(1)) requires employers to provide a workplace that is free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees. Poor air quality can fall under this clause if it poses a health risk to employees.

Monitoring Air Quality and Air Flow:

Monitoring air quality and air flow is essential for maintaining a healthy indoor environment. Businesses, organizations, and facilities can use a variety of tools and technologies to monitor air quality, including sensors, monitors and data loggers. These devices can measure a range of factors, including temperature, humidity and particulate matter, providing valuable insights into indoor air quality and helping businesses identify and address potential problems.

The best way businesses can monitor air quality and air flow is with Room Alert. Room Alert is a comprehensive environment monitoring solution that helps businesses, organizations and facilities protect their critical assets and ensure the safety and well-being of their employees. Room Alert monitors a variety of environmental factors, including temperature, humidity, heat index, power, water leaks and more, providing real-time alerts and customizable notifications to help businesses identify and address potential issues before they become deadly.

The Digital Temperature & Air Flow Sensor:

Room Alert’s Digital Temperature & Air Flow Sensor is designed to monitor both temperature and air flow, providing businesses with valuable insights into their indoor environment. When air flows through the Digital Temperature & Air Flow Sensor, air speed readings are communicated to your Room Alert via a digital sensor port, allowing businesses to monitor air flow and ensure that their indoor environment is healthy and safe.

As we celebrate EPA’s Air Quality Awareness Week, it’s essential for businesses and organizations to prioritize the health and well-being of their employees and anyone else within their facilities by monitoring and maintaining healthy indoor air quality. Through utilizing tools and technologies like Room Alert and the Digital Temperature & Air Flow Sensor, businesses can identify and address potential air quality issues proactively, ensuring a safe and healthy indoor environment for all.

Room Alert is Made in the USA, ships worldwide from our locations in the US and EU, and has been protecting facilities since 1988.

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