Clean Air in Your Factory, Manufacturing, or Industrial Space: What You Need to Know

Protect both your employees and bottom line by ensuring the air in your factory space is contaminant-free.

Between major disruptions in the international supply chain and navigating ever-changing industry guidelines, you may not have given much thought to industrial indoor air quality. But the quality of the air in your manufacturing facility is critical, and can affect everything from your employees’ wellbeing to your factory’s reputation and standing in the industry. 

Here’s why clean air in your factory matters, and how you can make sure that both your workers and business’ bottom line are protected.

COVID-19 outbreaks on the factory floor

Because factory workers typically labor in close quarters, the risks of airborne disease outbreaks, like COVID-19, among employees are significantly higher than in non-industrial office spaces. These essential workers are the critical force that keep supply chains running smoothly. It’s up to you to keep them safe, or face serious consequences. 

Tragically, some 200 meat plant workers in the U.S. died of COVID that they contracted at their workplaces. A COVID cluster at Nike’s biggest factory in Vietnam sent retailers scrambling to pick up the pieces, as expected orders were not delivered, causing millions in damages. And a COVID outbreak at a semiconductor manufacturing facility exacerbated an already existing chip shortage, creating shockwaves throughout the global supply chain.

Poor indoor air quality has the potential to disrupt retailers and wholesalers’ stocks, a factory’s bottom line, and can result in serious harm to worker’s health and wellness. However, COVID-19 isn’t the only airborne contaminant that reduces industrial indoor air quality. Airborne dust hazards can also negatively impact the air in your industrial space.

What creates airborne dust hazards?

Beyond airborne viruses and bacteria, there are common activities that occur during manufacturing which generate dust. That industrial dust can significantly reduce manufacturing facility air quality and has the potential to negatively impact employee health. 

If any of the following take place within your industrial space, you need to consider ways to reduce the risks of poor air quality at your facility.

  • Batching
  • Conveying
  • Crushing
  • Drying
  • Milling
  • Packaging
  • Sieving
  • Weighing

It’s highly likely that at least one of the listed activities takes place in your factory. It’s time to find an air purification system that can improve industrial air quality, keeping your workers safe and your production line running smoothly.

Industrial air quality management: What you can do

An industrial air purifier is a helpful tool for ensuring that the air in your manufacturing space is pathogen, pollutant and contaminant-free. A hydrogen peroxide-based air cleaner is a particularly effective solution for factory spaces, where everything from airborne viruses to industrial dust are a concern.

Tadiran’s AIR CARE O2TM air purification system has been proven to dramatically reduce the presence of airborne viruses, molds, and bacteria, both in lab settings and in real world field tests in hospitals and movie theaters. 

The system leverages unique proprietary technology which transforms water molecules already present in the air to cleansing, pathogen-eliminating hydrogen peroxide. The plug-and-play solution fits easily into your existing HVAC system, and is totally hands-off when it comes to maintenance. 

To keep everyone in your facility safe and healthy, consider an AIR CARE O2 hydrogen peroxide air purifier to boost air quality on your factory floor.