Indoor Air Quality
NIOSH Alert: Preventing Occupational Respiratory Disease from Exposures Caused by Dampness in Office Buildings, Schools, and Other Nonindustrial Buildingshttp://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2013-102/
Office buildings, schools, and other nonindustrial buildings may develop moisture and dampness problems from roof and window leaks, high indoor humidity, and flooding events, among other things. For this Alert, we define "dampness" as the presence of unwanted and excessive moisture in buildings [AIHA 2008].
This document addresses common topics related to indoor air quality in commercial buildings including: sources of air pollutions, prevention or control of IAQ problems, and applicable standards along with various checklists.
This topic page provided by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health addresses the importance of building ventilation systems, management and maintenance considerations and tips for employees and building owners.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety: Prevention and Control of Hazards - Industrial Ventilationhttp://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/prevention/ventilation/introduction.html#_1_1
This document, provided by CCOHS, is an introduction to industrial ventilation.
Assessment, Cleaning, and Restoration of HVAC Systems (ACR 2006) is an industry standard that has evolved from guidelines, industry standards of care, and research originating from the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA)along with other organizations dedicated to HVAC system hygiene, remediation and restoration.
Recommendations for the Cleaning and Remediation of Flood-Contaminated HVAC Systems: A Guide for Building Owners and Managers (PDF)http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/emres/Cleaning-Flood-HVAC.html
The following recommendations will help ensure that HVAC systems contaminated with flood water are properly cleaned and remediated to provide healthy indoor environments.
The core of EPA's large buildings IAQ management practices guidance is contained in Building Air Quality - Action Plan: A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers (BAQ), widely recognized as one of the best references of its type since publication in 1991