Indoor Air Quality Overview

Indoor Air Quality Overview

Learning objectives

  • Explain the hazards of indoor air contamination, the most common causes of indoor air quality problems, and what is considered good indoor air quality.
  • Recognize ways to identify indoor air quality problems in your workplace.
  • Identify the health effects and major risks of indoor air contamination.
  • Recognize your responsibilities in preventing indoor air contamination.

Course overview

The purpose of this lesson is to make you aware of the potential hazards of indoor air contamination in the workplace. This lesson also describes the causes, sources, and health effects of indoor air contamination; how to recognize indoor air quality problems; and your responsibilities in preventing these problems.

  • 6 minutes
  • Format: Online Interactive
  • English , Spanish
Course Outline
  • It's in the Air
  • OSHA Standards, 29 CFR 1910.1000 and Table Z-1. Toxic and Hazardous Substances
  • NIOSH Facts, June 1997 “Indoor Environmental Quality”
  • OSHA Technical Manual, Section III: Chapter 2, “Indoor Air Quality Investigation”
  • OSHA Unified Agenda, 2162. Indoor Air Quality in the Workplace
  • OSHA Unified Agenda, 2249. Permissible Exposure Limits (PELS) for Air Contaminants
  • EPA Document # 402-K-93-007, April 1995, The Inside Story - A Guide to Indoor Air Quality
  • OSHA, Safety and Health Topics, Indoor Air Quality
  • OSHA, Indoor Air Quality in Commercial and Institutional Buildings
  • US Consumer Product Safety Commission, The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality
  • EPA, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Office Building Occupants Guide to Indoor Air Quality, Feb 2017
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