Sharing Office IAQ ResponsibilityNovember 14, 2011 0 Comments
The EPA reports that most Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors, and that many spend most of their working hours in an office environment.
Indoor Air Quality is a major concern to businesses, building managers, tenants, and employees because it can impact the health, comfort, well-being, and productivity of building occupants.
Many factors that contribute to poor Indoor Air Quality can be controled by tenants and occupants, like materials used in renovations and products and furnishings brought into the building by occupants. Other factors (cleanliness and general housekeeping of the building) require the cooperation of building management as well as all of the individuals who work in the building.
Here are some things that everyone in the building can do to help improve IAQ:
- Do not block air vents.
- Comply with the office and building smoking policy.
- Clean up all water spills promptly, water and maintain office plants properly and report water leaks right away.
- Dispose of garbage promptly and properly.
- Store food properly.
- Notify your building or facility manager immediately if you suspect an IAQ problem.
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