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Spring Cleaning: What About Your HVAC System?

Posted by Emilcott Associates

Mar 18, 2016 12:56:32 PM

Indoor air quality complaints from employees can be quite common in office environments.  Symptoms such as red or itching eyes, cough, colds, allergies, headaches and unusual odors are some of the issues that can be reported by building occupants.  In the course of investigating contributing causes, a review of the buildings use history, inspection of the immediate complaint area and measurement of various airborne contaminants may not reveal a likely source.  This is when a trip to the air handling unit (AHU) on the roof becomes necessary.

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Topics: indoor environmental issues, indoor environmental air quality, indoor air quality, indoor air quality evaluations, dust control, Mold, air pollution, indoor environmental quality, HVAC, AHU

NIOSH Inspection Report on Exposures in Medical Facilities

Posted by Shivi Kakar

Oct 21, 2013 9:07:00 AM

In June, 2013, NIOSH issued a report from a 2012 investigation of health concerns by employees at a medical examiner's office. The report discussed NIOSH’s approach and findings as part of their Health Hazard Evaluation Program and commented on what might be the cause of typical employee health concerns in the healthcare and medical industry—focusing on both occupational hazards and indoor air quality issues from building conditions.

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Topics: Health Hazard Evaluation Program, NIOSH Exposures in Medical Facilities, HHE reports, occupational exposure assessments, indoor air quality evaluations

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