Presentation 6

Topic: Implementing an IAQ Management System

Presenter: Ermine Herman, Officer, H&L Environmental Services

Moderator: Anthony Patterson, OSH Manager, St. Vincent Electricity Services Ltd, CARIOSH Chairman

Over the last 10 years, the impacts of poor indoor air quality have been highlighted as a result of industrial action due to health impacts of building occupants. Even with this thrust, Managers are still reluctant to take the necessary proactive steps which will ensure the health and safety of staff and customers. The introduction of new standards from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and guidance documentation from the World Health Organization (WHO) provide step-by-step instructions for Managers which will enable them to (1) Reduce the levels of indoor air pollutants through preventive measures, (2) Provide and maintain adequate ventilation and (3) Respond to IAQ-related concerns and problems in a prompt and thorough manner.