EXP’s air quality and industrial hygiene experts prepare school construction sites to get back to business

Over the next few weeks, several economic sectors and businesses will gradually resume operations. To comply with health recommendations and limit the risk of spreading COVID-19,  preventive measures are required. Many of our clients, including school boards, have called on our air quality and industrial hygiene experts over the years and the team is ready to answer the call, once again, as worksites reopen.

“As consultants, we must adjust our services to the situation and the client’s needs,” explained Nicolas Millot, ROH (Registered Occupational Hygienist), Air Quality and Industrial Hygiene. “Before the pandemic, we conducted our business to always meet the health and safety requirements. At schools, this includes students, teachers and parents who share the environment with construction activities. With the recent announcement that work sites will be resuming operations and elementary students will be returning to school, we took immediate action to adapt our service offerings to support our clients in these unprecedented circumstances.”

EXP’s air quality and industrial hygiene services include analyzing risks for each work site’s activities, providing recommendations on how to limit site risks as operations resume, drafting work protocols or operational procedures and developing engineering recommendations for building systems (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) to increase fresh air supply, improve air filtration efficiency, etc.

“Our team of engineers, chemists, occupational hygienists and seasoned technicians work to help our clients implement the preventive measures to stop the short- and long-term spread of COVID-19,” said Marie-Julie Garneau, Director of Air Quality and Industrial Hygiene. “As air quality and industrial hygiene experts, it is our duty to make our communities healthier and safer and help them transition into a post‑COVID‑19 world.”