Indoor Air Quality

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Sep 04, 2018
OSHA Legionelosis (enfermedad de los legionarios y la fiebre de Pontiac)

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/legionnairesdisease/index.html

Enfermedad de los legionarios y la fiebre de Pontiac se conocen colectivamente como legionelosis, una enfermedad causada por Legionella bacterias.

Source: OSHA

Sep 04, 2018
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Legionellosis (Legionnaires' Disease and Pontiac Fever)

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/legionnairesdisease/index.html

Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac Fever are collectively known as Legionellosis, a disease caused by Legionella bacteria. This topic page provides information on the disease and how to prevent its occurrence in the workplace.

Source: OSHA

Jan 21, 2017
Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings

https://www.epa.gov/mold/mold-remediation-schools-and-commercial-buildings-guide

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
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Molds and Fungi

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/molds/

Molds are fungi that are found everywhere – both indoors and outdoors all year round. The terms fungi and mold are often used interchangeably, but mold is actually a type of fungi. Concern about indoor exposure to mold has increased along with public awareness that exposure to mold can cause a variety of adverse health effects.

Source: OSHA

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

http://tools.niehs.nih.gov/wetp/public/hasl_get_blob.cfm?ID=2034

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

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/indoorenv/mold.html

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

Jan 17, 2017
NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation: Evaluating a Persistent Nuisance Odor in an Office Building

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/reports/pdfs/2011-0004-3128.pdf?s_cid=3ni7d2fb072020110630am

HHE Program investigators evaluated a persistent chemical odor in an office that employees believed was the cause of their symptoms. Six out of eight employees described the odor as similar to glue, adhesive, plastic, chemical, or a cleaner.

Source: NIOSH

Dec 01, 2015
Green office environments linked with higher cognitive function scores

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/green-office-environments-linked-with-higher-cognitive-function-scores/

A new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and Syracuse University addresses how "green" office environments may be linked with higher cognition.

Source: Harvard School of Public Health

Dec 01, 2015
Green office environments linked with higher cognitive function scores

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/green-office-environments-linked-with-higher-cognitive-function-scores/

A new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and Syracuse University addresses how "green" office environments may be linked with higher cognition.

Source: Harvard School of Public Health

May 01, 2015
Fragrances Can Cause or Trigger Work-related Asthma

http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=4586a1ad0b7ecd671f7295e07&id=3d92295427&e=9eef1dd31a

The Work-Related Asthma Prevention Program (WRAPP) of the California Department of Public Health is releasing new fact sheets on fragrances and work-related asthma for May, Asthma Awareness Month.

Source: CDPH