Industrial Ventilation

Ventilation is a method of controlling the environment with air flow. It is one of the most important engineering controls available for improving or maintaining the quality of the air in the occupational work environment and must be considered as a means to control hazardous atmospheres prior to employee use of respirators.

Local exhaust ventilation can be used to control exposures to particulates, gases, vapors, fumes, heat, and other potentially hazardous substances. The local exhaust ventilation equipment must be correctly selected, sized, and used to be effective in providing acceptable air quality.

Safety and Compliance can assist in evaluating your need for local exhaust ventilation, determine the effectiveness of your existing local exhaust ventilation equipment, and make recommendations to improve air quality by modifying or installing new equipment. While there Safety and Compliance does not charge an hourly rate for their employees or for use of direct-read monitoring equipment, any costs associated with the evaluation process including rental of equipment, laboratory sample media and analysis, or hourly rates for other F&S shops will be charged to the requesting unit. Requests for design and installation of local ventilation exhaust systems should be submitted to the F&S Service Office for completion by Engineering Services and Construction Services, respectively.