Development of an indoor air quality checklist for risk assessment of indoor air pollutants by semiquantitative score in nonindustrial workplaces

Background: To meet the current diversified health needs in workplaces, especially in nonindustrial workplaces in developing countries, an indoor air quality (IAQ) component of a participatory occupational safety and health survey should be included. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to eva...

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Main Authors: Ismail, Syazwan Aizat, Baharudin, Mohd Rafee, Juahir, Hafizan, Azman, Ahmad Zaid Fattah, Abd Manan, Nizar, Zulkapri, Izwyn, A. A., Muhaimin, Mohd Yunos, Mohd Amirul Syafiq, Abdul Rahman, Anita, Juni, Muhamad Hanafiah, Mohd Sham, Shaharuddin, Ardani, Mohd Ibthisham, Ismail, Mohd Hasmadi, Mohd Noor, Mohamad Azhar, Saat, Azizan Hadi, I., Zulfadhli, Jailani, Othman
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Published: Dove Medical Press 2012
Online Access:http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/23586/1/23586.pdf
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spelling oai:psasir.upm.edu.my:23586 http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/23586/ Development of an indoor air quality checklist for risk assessment of indoor air pollutants by semiquantitative score in nonindustrial workplaces Ismail, Syazwan Aizat Baharudin, Mohd Rafee Juahir, Hafizan Azman, Ahmad Zaid Fattah Abd Manan, Nizar Zulkapri, Izwyn A. A., Muhaimin Mohd Yunos, Mohd Amirul Syafiq Abdul Rahman, Anita Juni, Muhamad Hanafiah Mohd Sham, Shaharuddin Ardani, Mohd Ibthisham Ismail, Mohd Hasmadi Mohd Noor, Mohamad Azhar Saat, Azizan Hadi I., Zulfadhli Jailani, Othman Background: To meet the current diversified health needs in workplaces, especially in nonindustrial workplaces in developing countries, an indoor air quality (IAQ) component of a participatory occupational safety and health survey should be included. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate and suggest a multidisciplinary, integrated IAQ checklist for evaluating the health risk of building occupants. This IAQ checklist proposed to support employers, workers, and assessors in understanding a wide range of important elements in the indoor air environment to promote awareness in nonindustrial workplaces. Methods: The general structure of and specific items in the IAQ checklist were discussed in a focus group meeting with IAQ assessors based upon the result of a literature review, previous industrial code of practice, and previous interviews with company employers and workers. Results: For practicality and validity, several sessions were held to elicit the opinions of company members, and, as a result, modifications were made. The newly developed IAQ checklist was finally formulated, consisting of seven core areas, nine technical areas, and 71 essential items. Each item was linked to a suitable section in the Industry Code of Practice on Indoor Air Quality published by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health. Conclusion: Combined usage of an IAQ checklist with the information from the Industry Code of Practice on Indoor Air Quality would provide easily comprehensible information and practical support. Intervention and evaluation studies using this newly developed IAQ checklist will clarify the effectiveness of a new approach in evaluating the risk of indoor air pollutants in the workplace. Dove Medical Press 2012 Article PeerReviewed application/pdf en http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/23586/1/23586.pdf Ismail, Syazwan Aizat and Baharudin, Mohd Rafee and Juahir, Hafizan and Azman, Ahmad Zaid Fattah and Abd Manan, Nizar and Zulkapri, Izwyn and A. A., Muhaimin and Mohd Yunos, Mohd Amirul Syafiq and Abdul Rahman, Anita and Juni, Muhamad Hanafiah and Mohd Sham, Shaharuddin and Ardani, Mohd Ibthisham and Ismail, Mohd Hasmadi and Mohd Noor, Mohamad Azhar and Saat, Azizan Hadi and I., Zulfadhli and Jailani, Othman (2012) Development of an indoor air quality checklist for risk assessment of indoor air pollutants by semiquantitative score in nonindustrial workplaces. Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, 5. pp. 17-23. ISSN 1179-1594 https://www.dovepress.com/development-of-an-indoor-air-quality-checklist-for-risk-assessment-of--peer-reviewed-article-RMHP 10.2147/RMHP.S26567
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description Background: To meet the current diversified health needs in workplaces, especially in nonindustrial workplaces in developing countries, an indoor air quality (IAQ) component of a participatory occupational safety and health survey should be included. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate and suggest a multidisciplinary, integrated IAQ checklist for evaluating the health risk of building occupants. This IAQ checklist proposed to support employers, workers, and assessors in understanding a wide range of important elements in the indoor air environment to promote awareness in nonindustrial workplaces. Methods: The general structure of and specific items in the IAQ checklist were discussed in a focus group meeting with IAQ assessors based upon the result of a literature review, previous industrial code of practice, and previous interviews with company employers and workers. Results: For practicality and validity, several sessions were held to elicit the opinions of company members, and, as a result, modifications were made. The newly developed IAQ checklist was finally formulated, consisting of seven core areas, nine technical areas, and 71 essential items. Each item was linked to a suitable section in the Industry Code of Practice on Indoor Air Quality published by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health. Conclusion: Combined usage of an IAQ checklist with the information from the Industry Code of Practice on Indoor Air Quality would provide easily comprehensible information and practical support. Intervention and evaluation studies using this newly developed IAQ checklist will clarify the effectiveness of a new approach in evaluating the risk of indoor air pollutants in the workplace.
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author Ismail, Syazwan Aizat
Baharudin, Mohd Rafee
Juahir, Hafizan
Azman, Ahmad Zaid Fattah
Abd Manan, Nizar
Zulkapri, Izwyn
A. A., Muhaimin
Mohd Yunos, Mohd Amirul Syafiq
Abdul Rahman, Anita
Juni, Muhamad Hanafiah
Mohd Sham, Shaharuddin
Ardani, Mohd Ibthisham
Ismail, Mohd Hasmadi
Mohd Noor, Mohamad Azhar
Saat, Azizan Hadi
I., Zulfadhli
Jailani, Othman
spellingShingle Ismail, Syazwan Aizat
Baharudin, Mohd Rafee
Juahir, Hafizan
Azman, Ahmad Zaid Fattah
Abd Manan, Nizar
Zulkapri, Izwyn
A. A., Muhaimin
Mohd Yunos, Mohd Amirul Syafiq
Abdul Rahman, Anita
Juni, Muhamad Hanafiah
Mohd Sham, Shaharuddin
Ardani, Mohd Ibthisham
Ismail, Mohd Hasmadi
Mohd Noor, Mohamad Azhar
Saat, Azizan Hadi
I., Zulfadhli
Jailani, Othman
Development of an indoor air quality checklist for risk assessment of indoor air pollutants by semiquantitative score in nonindustrial workplaces
author_facet Ismail, Syazwan Aizat
Baharudin, Mohd Rafee
Juahir, Hafizan
Azman, Ahmad Zaid Fattah
Abd Manan, Nizar
Zulkapri, Izwyn
A. A., Muhaimin
Mohd Yunos, Mohd Amirul Syafiq
Abdul Rahman, Anita
Juni, Muhamad Hanafiah
Mohd Sham, Shaharuddin
Ardani, Mohd Ibthisham
Ismail, Mohd Hasmadi
Mohd Noor, Mohamad Azhar
Saat, Azizan Hadi
I., Zulfadhli
Jailani, Othman
author_sort Ismail, Syazwan Aizat
title Development of an indoor air quality checklist for risk assessment of indoor air pollutants by semiquantitative score in nonindustrial workplaces
title_short Development of an indoor air quality checklist for risk assessment of indoor air pollutants by semiquantitative score in nonindustrial workplaces
title_full Development of an indoor air quality checklist for risk assessment of indoor air pollutants by semiquantitative score in nonindustrial workplaces
title_fullStr Development of an indoor air quality checklist for risk assessment of indoor air pollutants by semiquantitative score in nonindustrial workplaces
title_full_unstemmed Development of an indoor air quality checklist for risk assessment of indoor air pollutants by semiquantitative score in nonindustrial workplaces
title_sort development of an indoor air quality checklist for risk assessment of indoor air pollutants by semiquantitative score in nonindustrial workplaces
publisher Dove Medical Press
publishDate 2012
url http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/23586/1/23586.pdf
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