Sports arena air quality assessments

Sporting Arena Indoor Air Quality Assessment

Challenge  

Antea Group was contracted by a large food and beverage organization to provide an indoor air quality assessment of carbon dioxide exposures in and around their beer keg storage facilities in a professional sports arena at a major U.S. city. Employees within the arena had raised concerns related to the impact the gas was having during their work activities. The overall objective of the project was to evaluate ambient carbon dioxide exposure levels, compare results as to comply with applicable regulations and guidelines, and to provide recommendations for appropriate corrective actions.

Solution  

Antea Group completed indoor air quality assessments on 2 separate occasions at the arena. The assessments evaluated carbon dioxide in air levels at multiple reference points in and around the keg storage areas within the arena. Results were compared with OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs), ACGIH Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) and NIOSH exposure guidelines.

Result  

The client was able to identify and correct any potentially serious, non-compliance issue with applicable workplace exposure standards.

The assessment provided an objective means of communicating exposure conditions and relative risks to employees and a general avoidance of harm to the brand and reputation of both the client and the arena in the future. The assessment also provided a path forward for assuring the integrity and future safety of the client’s carbon dioxide storage and distribution systems at the arena.