Environmental Safety

Environmental Safety

Industrial Hygiene/Indoor Air Quality

Industrial hygiene is the field of workplace safety and health concerned with evaluating and controlling possibly harmful exposures to harmful substances or conditions; exposures to chemicals, biological organisms, or physical hazards (noise, asbestos) are of particular interest.

Using monitoring and analytical methods to detect and evaluate the extent of exposure, Environmental Safety then designs engineering controls, work practice controls, or other methods to control potential health hazards to faculty, staff, students, visitors, and the community at large. E-mail Environmental_Safety@clemson.edu to initiate a free Industrial Hygiene investigation.

Photograph of William 'Robin' Newberry
William "Robin" Newberry

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality is a sub-set of Industrial Hygiene concerned specifically with air quality in the work environment. Indoor pollution sources that release gases or particles into the air are the primary cause of indoor air quality problems. Inadequate ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels by not bringing in enough outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources and by not carrying indoor air pollutants out.

Students, faculty and staff can obtain PDF copies of IAQ reports from the past 5 years through our searchable repository.

To report an IAQ issue, please use Service Request Form.