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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 confirmed safe to do so.

Project Examination

Within an hour, G2 provided a written proposal that outlined an appropriate scope of work for evaluating air quality throughout the entire building. G2 proposed direct-read monitoring for total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs) to evaluate the presence of hazardous air contaminants contributed to the indoor environments by the liquid roofing project. Additional air quality monitoring services were requested of G2 as well. The purpose of G2’s service was to address occupant concerns and confirm that the indoor environments were safe to occupy.

Action Taken by G2

Given the need for a prompt response, G2 made a site visit the next business day to perform indoor air quality monitoring services. During the field work, G2 systematically collected ambient air quality measurements throughout the areas of concern to evaluate the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulate concentrations, and elemental indoor air quality indices (temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide).

Following the assessment, G2 provided a full written report within 24 hours. All collected air quality measurements were compared to appropriate thresholds developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (OR-OSHA), and other consensus organizations.

G2 Recommendations

In synopsis, no indoor air quality issues were identified. Therefore no corrective actions were recommended. With the quick turnaround of the assessment finding, G2’s client was able to readily communicate the results to building occupants. Tillamook County Courthouse was able to resume normal operations immediately.

About G2 Consultants

G2 Consultants is a Northwest US based firm with nationwide capabilities. We provide full-service safety, industrial hygiene, occupational health, and environmental health consulting to public, private, and governmental sector clients. Our expertise covers regulatory compliance consulting, risk assessment, health hazard evaluations, waste management, and indoor air quality evaluations. The G2 team boasts over 80 years combined experience in workplace assessments, mold, asbestos, lead, respirator fit testing, training, and indoor environmental quality consulting. We pride ourselves on taking a fresh and innovative approach to our work and delivering on time and on budget.

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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.