Preventing Occupational Respiratory Disease from Exposures caused by Dampness in Office Buildings, Schools, and Other Nonindustrial Buildings

August 2011
NIOSH Docket Number 238

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) asked for public comment on a NIOSH Alert: Preventing Occupational Respiratory Disease from Exposures caused by Dampness in Office Buildings, Schools, and other Nonindustrial Buildings.

Indoor environmental quality in nonindustrial environments like offices and schools has been a major issue across the nation. The purpose of this alert is to supply workers and employers with guidance for respiratory disease prevention and appropriate environmental response to damp building conditions.

Material Under Consideration

Draft document, “Preventing occupational respiratory disease from exposures caused by dampness in office buildings, schools, and other nonindustrial buildings,” dated 3/30/11pdf icon [PDF – 8,723 KB]

Notice of draft document for public comment; 76 FR 28789; 5/18/11pdf icon [PDF – 1,729 KB]

Correction; 76 FR 30366l; 5/25/11pdf icon [PDF – 889 KB]

Notice of issuance of final guidance publication; 12/13/12pdf icon [PDF – 1,134 KB]

NIOSH Alert: Preventing occupational respiratory disease from exposures caused by dampness in office buildings, schools, and other nonindustrial buildings; 11/30/12pdf icon [PDF – 27,664 KB]

Reviews

NIOSH responses to reviewers comments on draft document; 11/9/12pdf icon [PDF – 12,917 KB]

Submissions to the Docket in Order Received

Submission to the docket from Temes (Airways Environmental Services) – 6/1/11pdf icon [PDF – 769 KB]

Submission to the docket from Vice (private person) – 6/2/11pdf icon [PDF – 1,120 KB]

Submission to the docket from Tilford (private person) – 6/2/11pdf icon [PDF – 491 KB]

Submission to the docket from private person – 6/2/11pdf icon [PDF – 567 KB]

Submission to the docket from Wisecup (private person) – 6/8/11pdf icon [PDF – 398 KB]

Submission to the docket from Rutgers (private person) – 6/8/11pdf icon [PDF – 838 KB]

Submission to the docket from Madeska (private person) – 6/8/11pdf icon [PDF – 410 KB]

Submission to the docket from Marshall (Illinois Department of Public Health) – 7/7/11pdf icon [PDF – 501 KB]

Submission to the docket from Scott (School of Public Health, University of Toronto) – 7/8/11pdf icon [PDF – 379 KB]

Submission to the docket from Barnett (Healthy Schools Network, Inc.) – 7/11/11pdf icon [PDF – 1,283 KB]

Submission to the docket from Ethier (private person) – 7/11/11pdf icon [PDF – 747 KB]

Submission to the docket from Morey (private person) – 7/11/11pdf icon [PDF – 617 KB]

Submission to the docket from Horner (Air Quality Sciences, Inc.) – 7/11/11pdf icon [PDF – 3,067 KB]

Submission to the docket from Miller (Carleton University) – 7/11/11pdf icon [PDF – 739 KB]

Submission to the docket from Pullen (AIHA) – 7/12/11pdf icon [PDF – 1,734 KB]

Submission to the docket from Merrill (New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) – 7/12/11pdf icon [PDF – 1,022 KB]

Page last reviewed: August 10, 2011