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Document ID (ISN)77993
CIS number 02-95
ISBN(s) 0-660-17932-6
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Title Indoor air quality health and safety guide
Bibliographic information 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).
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety and health; Canada; training material; sick building syndrome; office work
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Office work
Sick building syndrome