Washington State University
GENERAL WORKPLACE SAFETY
SAFETY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL
Environmental Health and Safety
Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality problems may arise due to a malfunctioning
ventilation system, accidental chemical release, construction, or maintenance
activities. Such occurrences may affect an employee's ability to work.
Contact Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), if experiencing
problems with the air quality in a work area; telephone 335-3041.
Contact the unit supervisor and leave the immediate area if
the odor is unbearable or is causing health effects.
EH&S will conduct an investigation of the work area. EH&S
has equipment to monitor indoor air quality.
Each employee affected by an indoor air quality problem must
complete an Incident Report. (See 2.24.)
Relocation of Work
With administrative approval, employees may be allowed to work
in another area until the indoor air quality is resolved. Employees should
work with their supervisors to determine secondary work locations.
Refer to BPPM 60.57
for guidance in determining leave use.