The Importance of Air Quality in the Workplace

We know you want to keep your employees healthy and provide a safe work environment. Here are some articles that drive home the importance of workplace air quality:

  1. Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers (PDF): A detailed guide on managing indoor air quality from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  2. NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards: National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health’s guide to recognizing and controlling occupational chemical hazards.
  3. Indoor Air Quality Standards: The United States Department of Labor- Occupational Safely & Health Administration’s (OSHA) indoor air quality standards.
  4. What OSHA Coverage Means and Workers Rights: The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees’ (AFSMES) guide to OSHA standards relating to workers rights.
  5. Occupational Safety and Health Guideline for Welding Fumes: An article from OSHA on the dangers of welding fumes and controlling exposure.
  6. Hazard Information Bulletin on Potential Carcinogenicity of Diesel Exhaust: An article from OSHA on the dangers of diesel exhaust and controlling exposure.
  7. Saftey and Health Topics: Wood Dust: An article from OSHA on the dangers of wood dust and controlling exposure.
  8. Occupational Inhalant Exposure and Respiratory Disorders among Never-Smokers Referred to a Hospital Pulmonary Function Laboratory: A study of the connection between occupational inhalant exposure and lung disease in never-smokers published in The American Journal of the Medical Sciences.
  9. Healthy Buildings, Healthy People (PDF): A list and description of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s work with other federal agencies to promote human health indoors.

For more information, contact your local public health department.