Improving The Work Environment: Visible Light Assessment
The lighting in your workplace matters more than you might think. Too little or too much light may cause your employees to experience eye fatigue, stress, or headaches, cause more accidents, and be less productive. Ignoring the signs and symptoms of discomfort not only puts your employees’ health at risk, but also your business. Before these potential side effects become future compliance issues, it’s a wise idea to request a visible light assessment to understand and fix the root cause.
A longtime client of G2 speculated the switch to LED overhead lights was causing the influx of employee complaints about headaches and general discomfort. To get clarity on the issue, they requested a visible light assessment from G2.
As with every assessment performed by G2’s industrial hygiene consultants, it’s thoroughly done, measured against industry and regulatory requirements, and offers unique and actionable recommendations.
For this client, the assessment consisted of:
- Using a direct-read light meter to record the illumination levels in the two office call centers where the LED lights were installed
- Comparing the illumination levels to the regulatory and recommended guidelines set by the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (OR-OSHA), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and the Energy Trust of Oregon.
- Interviewing multiple employees to learn how the new lights made them feel during the workday
G2’s holistic approach covers all aspects of the workplace environment, giving clients accurate and reliable information and next steps.
Read our case study to learn more about the next steps G2 recommended for this client’s office.
Posted August 26, 2019 by in Industrial Hygiene