Just a reminder that North American Occupational Safety Week began yesterday, May 2nd, and will continue until Saturday, May 8th. This week provides a perfect opportunity to evaluate the safety conditions at your workplace, whether you’re a business owner or an employee.
*For a general safety checklist provided by the Ontario NAOSH Network, click below:
One aspect of Safety and Health in the workplace is indoor air quality. Poor indoor air quality can lead to both temporary and long-term health issues for employees. To evaluate the air quality of your workplace, please consider the following helpful resources:
Indoor Air Quality Information from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety:
- Is indoor air quality (IAQ) a health and safety concern?
- What are the common causes of IAQ problems?
- What are indoor air contaminents?
- What symptons are often linked to poor indoor air quality?
- What are some health-related issues?
- When should I start suspecting that IAQ may be a problem?
- Are there laws or guidelines for IAQ?
For additional answers to your Indoor Air Quality questions visit http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/chemicals/iaq_intro.html#_1_10.
For detailed indoor air quality guidelines from the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), please visit:
For Standards: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/indoorairquality/standards.html.
For Hazard Recognition: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/indoorairquality/recognition.html.
For Evaluation and Control: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/indoorairquality/control.html.
For Additional Information: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/indoorairquality/otherresources.html
For Ventiliation Information: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ventilation/index.html.
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