The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued new guidance to its workers, asking them to consider the potential impact of airborne pollution from vehicles on air quality.
The EPA has long advised employees to monitor vehicle emissions, including emissions from trucks, buses and other large vehicles, and also air quality at work, home and at work-related events, such as weddings and funerals.
However, the agency also has recently expanded the scope of that guidance to include small- and medium-sized businesses, and businesses with less than 50 workers.
The guidance is being issued for employees who work in the automotive, foodservice, construction, hotel, hotel-and-motel, retail, warehousing, manufacturing and manufacturing-related industries.
A guide to using the air quality monitorsThe EPA is notifying employers of the new guidance by email, on the company’s website and on social media.
Employers who follow the guidance should review the guidance to determine if they need to use it.
For example, if the employee has worked for a manufacturer, then the employee may need to contact the company directly to obtain information about how to adjust their business plan or schedule, or if they are already using an electronic monitoring system.
The guidance also provides information on how to properly test the air in your facility for contaminants, such a cleaning or testing equipment.
In addition, the EPA is providing guidance on what equipment and software to use in your air-quality monitoring and monitoring system, which includes information about what the equipment and equipment management systems in your business need to be updated to comply with the guidance.
The FAA is also issuing guidance on how employees who test air quality monitoring devices should work with the devices.
The Department of Transportation has also been issuing guidance, and is also providing guidance, to air traffic controllers and air traffic control technicians to help them understand the guidance and how to use the devices effectively.
Airlines are also using the guidance, as are airports and airport operators.
The agency is offering training on how air quality measures can be used to identify pollutants, identify vehicles that pose a health risk, and provide guidance for using air quality sensors, including monitoring equipment, in the workplace.