In recognition of the need for practical indoor air quality advice for building owners and facility managers, EPA and NIOSH decided to work jointly to produce written guidance on preventing, identifying, and correcting indoor air quality problems. The distinct perspectives of the two agencies are reflected in this document.
The goal of this guidance document is to help prevent indoor air quality problems in buildings and resolve such problems promptly if they do arise. It recommends practical actions that can be carried out by facility staff, outside contractors, or both. The document will help to integrate IAQ-related activities into existing organizations and identify which staff have the necessary skills to carry out those activities.