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Indoor Air Quality
(IAQ) Assessment

Indoor Air Quality
Due to the vast number and complexity of buildings at The Ohio State University, a wide range of working conditions exist. The quality of indoor air within OSU buildings should allow employees to work safely at all times. However, there are rare circumstances where hazards, such as elevated particulates (dust, dander, and allergens), volatile chemical vapors, vehicle emissions, mold, etc. may enter workplace air. EHS has the capability to conduct air monitoring for these, and many other, compounds to evaluate breathing air within a building.
Ventilation Assessment
Ventilation within laboratories, classrooms and offices is essential for providing a safe and comfortable workplace. EHS can provide ventilation evaluations to determine if Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems are working properly and efficiently. Laboratory chemical fume hoods, biosafety cabinets and laminar flow benches can be inspected to ensure worker safety. Classroom and office HVAC systems can be evaluated to ensure adequate circulation throughout buildings.