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January 20, 2012
We were featured on CBC's Marketplace with Tom Harrington

January 08, 2010
We were featured on CBC's Marketplace with Mike Holmes

Apr. 3, 2004
Breaking the mould
When Rorie McIntosh was concerned his house might be making him and his family sick...

Common Problems

» Too much dust in the air.
» Too much moisture
» Not enough fresh air
» Mould
» Bacteria
» Radon
» Sewer gases
» CO, CO2
» Chemical off gassing (VOC)


Indoor Air Quality Testing and Liability

Indoor air quality testing is an important part of determining how healthy your surroundings are.  Since we spend over 90% of our life indoors, the health and quality of the air we breathe is of utmost importance.  The majority of indoor pollutants are invisible to the naked eye and do not necessarily produce a noticeable odour.  Good indoor air quality should also not be confused with cleanliness or hygiene.  A visibly clean home or office can have a number of air quality issues that are difficult to rectify if they are not identified properly.

Are you experiencing any of the following?...

  • repeated headaches
  • breathing difficulties, asthma, or respiratory infections
  • excessive coughing or the feeling of not getting enough air
  • repeated congestion or sinus infections
  • dizziness, confusion or malaise
  • strange odours
  • skin irritation or rash
  • ear and eye infections

...You may want to have a thorough air quality test performed to see if the source of these symptoms are environmental.

Our indoor air quality assessment service provides you with a detailed comprehensive written report on the findings of our tests and detailed recommendations on how you can improve the indoor air quality of your home or office.  We pride ourselves on having the most extensive and up to date instrumentation and have been informed by countless clients and colleagues in the industry that we use more equipment and instrumentation than our competitors.  Better equipment as well as extensive experience and industry certification provides better and more valuable air quality assessments.

Liability

Amendments to the Criminal Code set out in Bill C-45 (Health & Safety Negligence) came into effect March 31, 2004. These amendments mean dramatic new duties, new risks of investigation and prosecution and the possibility of workplace-based criminal liability for corporate organizations as well as individuals.

In short, any employer could be held criminally liable for not providing and employee a safe work environment.  Poor indoor air quality or environmental pollution which causes harm to an employee can result in civil as well as criminal prosecution under Bill C-45.

Not providing, ensuring and investigating the status of indoor air quality in a workplace can result in criminal charges against the directors of a corporation, organization as well as sole proprietors and individuals.

Not investigating air quality complaints by employees are now considered 'negligence' and will expose the employer to be liable.

Reduce your personal and corporate liability by having regular indoor air quality testing performed in your work environment.  Regularly investigating and managing the indoor environment will reduce the possibility of being found negligent and thereby reduce your liability.
For more information regarding Bill C-45, visit:

http://www.justice.gc.ca

http://www.ccohs.ca

We provide a variety of inspection services ranging from inspections and air quality testing to full environmental assessments.  

Please note that all environmental assessments are on a per case basis.  Not all of the above parameters may be tested for and pricing may change.