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Below are the answers to the indoor air quality quiz.

  1. An employer should use a systematic approach when addressing air quality in the work place. – True
  2. The components of a systematic approach for addressing IAQ are not the same as those for an overall safety and health program approach. False – the components are the same and include management commitment, training, employee involvement, hazard identification and control, and program audit.
  3. Employee involvement should not be an important part of an employers overall strategy for addressing IAQ. -False – employee involvement is recommended by OSHA as part of the systematic approach.
  4. It’s important that owners/managers select an IAQ Coordinator. -True – The roles and functions of an IAQ Coordinator are described in Section 3 of the EPA’s report, IAQ Tools For Schools Action Kit (24).
  5. You should put off repairs, upgrades, and follow up assesments until your budget permits. – False
  6. OSHA recommends that employers negotiate leases that specify IAQ performance criteria. -True – For example, a lease should specify that the space be ventilated with outdoor air while occupied and at a rate described in ASHRAE 62.1 Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality.
  7. An IAQ Team should be limited to building occupants, administrative staff, facility operators, custodians, building healthcare staff, and contract service providers, and other interested parties. -False – An IAQ team should include all of these but not be limited to them.
  8. Employers who lease space do not need to be familiar with the building management’s program and methods for mitigating or resolving IAQ problems because it’s the responsibility of the building owner. -False – It’s especially important for employers to know who to contact in buildings where there is mixed use and pollutants are emanating from other sources in the building.
  9. As an employer it’s not your responsibility to promptly address any concerns that employees express about IAQ. -False
  10. The team approach to IAQ problem solving has been shown not to work. – False