Indoor air quality (IAQ) refers to the condition of air within an enclosed workplace. IAQ is a function of a number of parameters including outdoor air quality, the design of enclosed workspaces, the design, operation and maintenance of ventilation systems, the number of occupants in a room or building, occupant activities and the presence of contaminant sources.
With respect to assessing the quality of the indoor environment as it relates general parameters such as temperature, relative humidity and carbon dioxide, Humber follows the guidelines set out by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standards. The majority of indoor air quality concerns related to temperature and general building ventilation can be addressed through Facilities Management by dialing ext. 4444 or by placing an online Service Request.
Specific concerns about possible workplace exposures to particular chemical or biological hazards should be brought to the attention of your manager or Health and Safety Services for investigation and assessment. For further information please contact Health and Safety Services.