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Unusual odors in a commercial facility: investigating potential air quality issues

Out-of-the-ordinary odors in commercial, public and work environments can be troublesome to diagnose. They can also be concerning to occupants, particularly when they’re observed to be “moldy” or “musty” in nature. Exposures to an elevated presence of airborne fungal spores or other air quality issues can cause a host of health issues, especially if not corrected promptly. For everyone’s safety, it’s best to err on the side of caution when faced with potential mold and air quality issues. Such was the decision ... Read more

Workplace Testing for SARS-CoV-2: Podcast Interview with Vital Command

Good news for businesses everywhere: it is now possible to test for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen--the virus that causes the disease COVID-19. G2’s Matt Harper, a Certified Industrial Hygienist, was interviewed by Vital Command’s AWSAM podcast about the advantages and limitations of this testing, as well as what businesses and owners of facilities can do to help keep their employees safe. You can check out the full interview on Vital Command’s YouTube channel. If you’re interested in testing your ... Read more

COVID-19 Support: The advantages of workplace testing for SARS-CoV-2

As part of our COVID-19 response services, G2 offers workplace surface sampling and testing for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We’re starting to see tentative signs that businesses and facilities may be re-opening soon. Obviously, there are a great number of unknowns as to when, if and how that will happen. But one thing is clear: bringing the workforce back into an office or facility must be approached with great care. SARS-CoV-2--the virus that causes COVID-19--will continue to be a ... Read more

G2 Now Providing a Range of COVID-19 Response Services

We are certainly in the midst of unprecedented times, both nationally and globally. To keep employees as safe as possible during the course of this pandemic, numerous organizations have closed facilities and offices for the foreseeable future. However, there will soon be a point at which operations will resume, and everyone will return to the “new normal.” Now is the time for businesses to act and do the important work of preparing their workforce for a safe and efficient return. G2 ... Read more

G2 Conducts Fungal Assessment at Commercial Space in Chicago, IL

Addressing fungal growth quickly--particularly after it has been spotted visually--is critical to preventing adverse health symptoms and limiting the concerns of the building’s occupants. G2 was recently called upon to conduct a comprehensive fungal assessment for a retail location in Chicago, Illinois. A staff member noticed the suspect mold growth while moving items away from a wall in the rear storage area. G2 was asked to inspect the commercial space to address concerns about the fungal growth, as well as determine ... Read more

G2 Provides Emergency IEQ Consulting to Tillamook County Courthouse

G2 leads the industry by ensuring their clients implement proactive strategies when it comes to health and risk matters. In this particular case, G2 responded to an urgent call from Tillamook County Courthouse for an indoor environmental quality assessment. During a re-roofing project, liquid roofing product had leaked into the courthouse building. Occupants of the building recognized a foul odor, and were concerned about being exposed to hazardous air contaminants. They left the building and refused to return until it was ... Read more

G2 Provides Health and Safety Consulting Services to Portland, Oregon Architecture Firm

An architecture firm that provides Construction Manager as agent (CMa) services to the General Services Administration (GSA) retained G2 to review their general contractor’s health and safety programs and to perform safety site inspections over the course of a six-month construction project. Project Overview The project included exterior restoration work on a nine-story federal building with white marble wall panels that spans two city blocks. Prior to initiation of the project, G2 provided feedback on safety programs regarding conformance with regulatory ... Read more
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About the author: Noal Kraft
Noal is the Vice President of Operations at DKI/G2 Consultants Inc. With over 27 years of professional experience in the Industrial Hygiene and Health and Safety industry. He has worked on thousands of projects throughout the U.S.