Recent Airzone News and New Projects July 2018
Airzones lab was assessed in July 2018 for the new ISO 17025:2017 CALA QA standard compliance; we expect acceptance in the Fall of this year. Also, we have increased the scope of accreditation by including 2 new parameters, VOCs by TD/GC/MS and RSCs by GC/FPD. See our web site for further details.
Airzone has been retained to update air quality regulations for jurisdictions in Canada. This work includes updating of guidance documentation and dispersion modelling assessment tools.
Airzone continues to assist manufacturers with ECA/EASR applications and Annual Emissions Reporting (NPRI and TRA planning), including kitchen cabinet, tool, mining tool, artificial brick and autoparts manufacturers, as well as chrome platers and waste processing facilities. For some clients we have initiated Maximum Concentration Level Assessments for substances with no Ministry standards. We have worked many of the bugs out of the new EASR system and have worked through the first set of preliminary audits.
We also continue to assist Municipalities and proponents in reviewing or conducting Land Use Compatibility Assessments required for re-zoning applications.
Recently, we were retained to provide on-site rapid analysis of Reduced Sulphur Compounds (RSCs) at a waste-water treatment plant in southern Ontario. To provide this analysis we utilized our unique capabilities in transporting and using a GC on-site.
In terms of industrial hygiene work, we have been involved in some interesting tunnel work projects: one project required occupational dust/crystalline silica assessments for a transportation project; the other, occupational assessments of VOCs emitted by shale rock being tunnelled for sewer work in southern Ontario.
If you require assistance with similar projects, or have questions, contact Farida Dehghan Ph.D., P.Eng. at ext. 110, or fdehghan[at]airzoneone.com.