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A Creative Solution for Managing Institutional Biosafety Committee Research Requests
What You Need to Know about PCBs in Construction Materials
Responding to Indoor Air Quality Issues in Hospitals
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Responding to Indoor Air Quality Issues in Hospitals
An Incident Response Plan Model
by Steven B. Bloom, M.S.

The chapter on Environment of Care in The Joint Commission standards includes Elements of Performance that directly address air quality. EH&E provides management support for the Environmental Health and Safety programs in several large healthcare institutions, and through necessity has developed a detailed Incident Response Plan for dealing with IAQ issues. This plan may be useful as a comparison to your existing program, or might serve as the basis for a new program, should your institution be planning significant construction projects.


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