Employers are required to follow the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act, which requires them to provide workers with a safe workplace that does not have any known hazards that cause or are likely to cause death or serious injury. Employers should be reasonably aware of the possible sources of poor air quality, and they should have the resources necessary to recognize and control workplace hazards. It is also their responsibility to inform employees of the immediate dangers that are present.

For more information, see NIOSH's Health Hazard Evaluation Program.

You can also contact your local OSHA Office or file a safety and health complaint and OSHA will keep your information confidential.