Indoor Air Quality at Work
There are currently no services available from the State of Florida for indoor air quality in the workplace. The 2000 Florida Legislature did not pass legislation to reauthorize services provided by the Department of Labor and Employment Security's Division of Safety. As a result, the Division of Safety stopped providing workplace indoor air quality services on July 1st, 2000. The Department of Health is currently unable to assume those services lost when the Division of Safety ceased operation.
There are three federally funded sources for workplace safety and health. The University of South Florida operates the USF Safety Florida Consultation Program under a federal grant (866-273-1105). The Occupational Safety & Health Agency (OSHA) (800-321-OSHA) is responsible for federal regulatory issues related to private sector workplace health and safety in Florida. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) offers a health hazard evaluation program for workplaces. Employees and employers can request a health hazard evaluation from NIOSH.
Currently, there are no state or federal standards for acceptable indoor air quality in workplaces. A summary and technical review of indoor air quality in workplaces information is available from OSHA.