Indoor Air Quality

The University of Kentucky is committed to providing work, study, and research environments that are free from recognized hazards, and to investigate complaints and concerns that may be related to poor indoor air quality (IAQ).

The University of Kentucky is committed to providing work, study, and research environments that are free from recognized hazards, and to investigate complaints and concerns that may be related to poor indoor air quality (IAQ).

Though specific regulations have not been developed for IAQ in the work place, there are several consensus standards and recommendations that UK Occupational Health & Safety applies to IAQ concerns.  These include the following:

  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 62.1 – Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality;
  • ASHRAE 55 – Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy;
  • American National Standards Institute, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) S520 – Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation;
  • NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene – Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments.

To request an IAQ investigation, please contact Brent Webber at UK OHS: 859-257-7600.

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Occupational Health And Safety

Occupational Health & Safety

252 East Maxwell Street
Lexington, KY 40506-0314

Phone: (859) 257-2924
Fax: (859) 257-8787

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Work Related Employee Injuries
800-440-6285

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Report unsafe conditions to EHS
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