Meeting compliance requirements is a must for any business. Not only to avoid hefty fines but to keep their employees safe and productive. When it comes to clean air, there is more than having ventilation in place that’s needed to keep workers safe. Most industries have unique dangers, especially those in industrial processing facilities. Combustible dust created from chemicals, wood, metal and even in food processing facilities must be taken seriously.
To remain compliant, there are strict rules to adhere to when it comes to cleaning and maintaining equipment and more.
Here are some tips for staying current with all the latest clean air and compliance standards required for your facility.
Understanding Clean Air Requirements
To remain compliant, it’s important to first understand what clean air requirements are necessary for your operations and why. The Clean Air Act is a federal law put in place to govern air pollution and regulates air emissions coming from both stationary and mobile sources. With the law in place, there have been dramatic reductions in air pollution and health effects each year.
The Environmental Protection Agency is tasked with solving air pollution problems via the latest science and technology information. Regular inspections and investigations into compliance mean staying abreast of all the latest rules is necessary.
Facilities are monitored for compliance by the EPA to include checking for asbestos, stationary and mobile sources, hazardous air toxins, ozone-depleting substances and more.
Facilities must have a risk assessment completed every five years as well to remain compliant. There is also a need to maintain operating emission permits, keep records and reporting and manage any construction or modifications made to the facility, along with a host of other responsibilities to maintain healthy air quality.
Depending on several factors including the type of facility, where it’s located and more, this may change what standards must be met to remain compliant. The EPA’s website contains information on those rules and how to stay compliant as new updates are made.
Having your facilities air ducts cleaned is a great way to improve indoor air quality. With a significant factor of lost time and wages due to illness caused by unclean HVAC coils, it only makes sense to start here.
Preferred HD offers commercial air duct cleaning services along with a detailed assessment of your system’s condition.