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OSHA Releases a New IAQ Document for Commercial and Institutional Buildings


EMSL Analytical is offering a copy of this document to help improve indoor air quality (IAQ) in the nation’s buildings.

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) just released “Indoor Air Quality in Commercial and Institutional Buildings”. The booklet offers practical guidance for IAQ issues that are important for building owners and operators as well as industrial hygienists and IAQ professionals.

According to the OSHA document, “Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a major concern to businesses, schools, building managers, tenants, and workers because it can impact the health, comfort, well-being, and productivity of the building occupants. OSHA recognizes that poor IAQ can be hazardous to workers’ health and that it is in the best interest of everyone that building owners, managers, and employers take a proactive approach to address IAQ concerns.”

The document addresses:

• Sources of Indoor Air Pollution
• Common Pollutant Categories
• Prevention or Control of IAQ Problems
• Applicable Standards and Regulations
• OSHA Assistance

“This new guide from OSHA once again highlights the importance of good IAQ in our nation’s schools, offices and factories,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical, one of the nation’s largest IAQ testing laboratories. “When building managers or owners fail to respond to IAQ problems it can lead to a host of adverse health consequences for the building’s occupants. This new guide addresses everything from off-gassing of building materials and furnishings to sources of particulates and biological contaminants. The document recommends that building owners and managers develop and implement an IAQ management plan to help prevent and address these important issues,” he continued.

EMSL is helping to get this important source of information to the American public. To request a copy of the document please email

To learn more about IAQ or environmental testing and monitoring services please visit, call (800) 220-3675 or email

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of food, environmental and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.


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