|Document ID (ISN)||77993|
|Convention or series no.
||Indoor air quality health and safety guide
||Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, 250 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H6, Canada, 2nd ed., 1999. ix, 132p. Illus. Price: CAD 10.00 (Canada); USD 10.00 (elsewhere).
||Indoor air quality (IAQ) problems occur in buildings where chemical or biological contaminants build up to levels that can adversely affect some occupants, causing headache, nausea, fatigue, drowsiness, throat dryness, skin rashes, eye and nose irritation, loss of concentration and general malaise. Building-related illness is a recognized occupational disease. This guide outlines how to identify potential IAQ problems and to take steps towards controlling these problems. Contents: IAQ as a occupational health concern; sources of IAQ problems; recognition of IAQ problems; evaluation and control of IAQ; ventilation; evaluation and control of the indoor environment; instruments of indoor air quality assessment; regulations, standards and guidelines; legislation; sources of additional information. Document also available in French at CCOHS.
||occupational safety and health; Canada; training material; sick building syndrome; office work
||formaldehyde; safety guides; workplace monitoring; occupational diseases; carbon monoxide; ozone; nitrogen oxides; bacteria; asbestos; bacterial toxins; symptoms; thermal comfort; volatile substances; solvents; training manuals; ventilation; health care personnel; hotel industry; legislation; air sampling; monitoring for air contamination; air-conditioned premises
||C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Heating, ventilation and climate
|Broad subject area(s)
Sick building syndrome