HVAC Maintenance

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Jan 21, 2017
Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings


This document presents guidelines for the remediation/cleanup of mold and moisture problems in schools and commercial buildings for building managers, custodians, and others who involved in maintenance.

Source: EPA

Jan 21, 2017
Guidelines for the Protection and Training of Workers Engaged in Maintenance and Remediation Work Associated with Mold


The outcome of workshops, presented here as minimum-training criteria, is intended to serve as initial guidance to governmental agencies, trade organizations, labor unions, and professional associations in the future development of mold worker protection training programs.

Source: NIH

Jan 21, 2017
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Indoor Environmental Quality - Dampness and Mold in Buildings


This topic page provided by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health presents FAQs on mold including descriptions, remediation, testing and symptoms of exposure.

Source: NIOSH

Apr 01, 2015
Building Air Quality Action Plan


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

Source: NIOSH

Dec 01, 2012
NIOSH Alert: Preventing Occupational Respiratory Disease from Exposures Caused by Dampness in Office Buildings, Schools, and Other Nonindustrial Buildings


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].

Source: NIOSH

May 01, 2011
Indoor Air Quality in Commercial and Institutional Buildings (2011) (PDF)


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.

Source: OSHA

Aug 01, 2009
The World Health Organization Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality: Dampness and Mould


This document provides a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence on health problems associated with building moisture and biological agents and summarizes best ways to identify and control mold.

Source: WHO

Sep 01, 2008
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Indoor Environmental Quality - Building Ventilation


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.

Source: NIOSH

Feb 01, 2008
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety: Prevention and Control of Hazards - Industrial Ventilation


This document, provided by CCOHS, is an introduction to industrial ventilation.

Source: CCOHS

Oct 01, 2006
NADCA ACR 2006 (Assessment, Cleaning and Restoration of HVAC Systems) (PDF)


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.

Source: NADCA