Roofing projects are laborious and involve a lot of air emissions and particulate matter getting in the air. Low-slope, hot tar roofs, for example, involve using layers of felt and the application of asphalt or coal tar pitch, which produces fumes that pose risks to indoor air quality and occupants. Other types of roofing projects also produce a lot of air hazards that can be a major issue if not properly planned for and considered. Are there ways to avoid indoor air quality problems during roofing projects? Expert roofing company Diamond Roofing Specialist Inc. is here to help!
The best way to avoid complaints and issues about indoor air quality is to schedule roofing projects when there are few to no people inside the building. The fewer people there are, the lower the chances of having complaints and health issues. If you own a business and have a fixed working schedule for all sections, divisions or departments, find the sweet spot and schedule the project date in a period where they are all either on their day-offs or have fewer people within the working spaces. There may be some contractors willing to take projects during holidays, so try and look them up as well.
Inform every occupant or staff in the building about the incoming roofing project. By doing this, they will expect to have indoor air quality issues during the process and will have half the mind to complain about the fumes and other air emissions. If you own a building that is frequented by the public, like a convenience store or an entertainment business, post notices of the incoming roofing project and have your staff inform everyone of the possible health hazards posed by the project’s air emissions.
Designate a Health Representative
It’s important to designate a health representative responsible for handling the complaints and health concerns. That representative should have a basic background on handling health crises and have a complaint log and concern entry book for documentation and information. In the case that health effects are being reported, the issue must be immediately communicated to the roofing project manager, because if the health effects are widespread and significant, the roofing project might need to be temporarily halted, and a planning meeting must be convened to avoid these instances again.
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