Ventilation is one of the most important engineering controls available to the industrial hygienist for improving or maintaining the quality of the air in the occupational work environment. Broadly defined, ventilation is a method of controlling the environment with air flow.


Ventilation is addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry, maritime, and construction.

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Hazard Recognition

Provides information to aid in recognizing and evaluating hazards associated with ventilation in the workplace.

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Possible Solutions

Provides resources that contain information about the use of ventilation controls.

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Additional Resources

Provides links and references to additional resources related to ventilation.

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