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Resources - Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)


General | Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) | Secondhand Smoke | Carbon Monoxide | Fungi and microorganisms | Other Indoor Air Pollutants

The following links list publications and other resources to help with indoor air quality problems. These resources may not meet all the requirements for health and safety in British Columbia. Please check the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, and related materials for specific WorkSafeBC requirements.


Fact Sheet: Ventilation and air quality in offices

"A committee of the World Health Organization estimates that as many as 30 percent of new or remodeled buildings may have unusually high rates of sick building complaints. While this is often temporary, some buildings have long-term problems which linger, even after corrective action. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports that poor ventilation is an important contributing factor in many sick building cases."
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Indoor air quality investigation

"Modern office buildings are generally considered safe and healthful working environments. However, energy conservation measures instituted during the early 1970's have minimized the infiltration of outside air and contributed to the buildup of indoor air contaminants."
Source: OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration)
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