Indoor air quality
Good indoor air quality enhances our health, comfort and productivity. Each member of the University community has a role in ensuring a healthy indoor air environment exists for their workplace. This includes building occupants, departments, Facilities Management and Occupational Health Safety and Environment.
Some general guidelines to follow when indoor air quality concerns arise:
- Nuisance odour concerns (scented fragrances, cleaning supplies, office plants and flowers, etc.) should be handled within your department. Discuss concerns with your fellow worker and supervisor so that a solution can be achieved that is acceptable to all parties.
- Concerns related to building systems such as ventilation or plumbing should be reported to Facilities Management (7616). These include concerns about building temperature, humidity and air circulation, and odours arising from plumbing fixtures or ventilation ducts (e.g. sewer gas, noxious chemicals, exhaust fumes).
- Occupational Health, Safety and Environment (local 8971) will respond to all complaints related to indoor air quality. If you have an unusual air quality problem or just require some general information, our office is available to help.
For more information, please contact Graham Rhodes at email@example.com or call 250-721-6525.