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Air Quality Walkthrough Inspection Checklist

IAQ Teams, facility operators, and safety officers can use this air quality walkthrough inspection checklist to ensure the air is safe to breath and devoid of indoor air contaminants that could affect the health of their workers.

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Ground Level
Ensured that ventilation units operate properly
Ensured there are no obstructions blocking air intakes
Checked for nests and droppings near outdoor air intakes
Determined that dumpsters are located away from doors, windows, and outdoor air intakes
Checked potential sources of air contaminants near the building (chimneys, stacks, industrial plants, exhaust from nearby buildings)
Ensured that vehicles avoid idling near outdoor air intakes
Minimized pesticide application
Ensured that there is proper drainage away from the building (including roof downspouts)
Ensured that sprinklers spray away from the building and outdoor air intakes
Ensured that walk-off mats are used at exterior entrances and that they are cleaned regularly
Ensured that the roof is in good condition
Checked for evidence of water ponding
Checked that ventilation units operate properly (air flows in)
Ensured that exhaust fans operate properly (air flows out)
Ensured that air intakes remain open, even at minimum setting
Checked for nests and droppings near outdoor air intakes
Ensured that air from plumbing stacks and exhaust outlets flows away from outdoor air intakes
Checked for evidence of roof and plumbing leaks
Checked for birds and animal nests
General Considerations
Ensured that temperature and humidity are maintained within acceptable ranges
Ensured that no obstructions exist in supply and exhaust vents
Checked for odors
Checked for signs of mold and mildew growth
Checked for signs of water damage
Checked for evidence of pests and obvious food sources
Noted and reviewed all concerns from office occupants
Bathrooms and General Plumbing
Ensured that bathrooms and restrooms have operating exhaust fans
Ensured proper drain trap maintenance:
Water is poured down floor drains once per week (approx. 1 quart of water)
Water is poured into sinks at least once per week (about 2 cups of water)
Toilets are flushed at least once per week
Maintenance Supplies
Ensured that chemicals are used only with adequate ventilation and when building is unoccupied
Ensured that vents in chemical and trash storage areas are operating properly
Ensured that portable fuel containers are properly closed
Ensured that power equipment, like snowblowers and lawn mowers, have been serviced and maintained according to manufacturers’ guidelines
Combustion Appliances
Checked for combustion gas and fuel odors
Ensured that combustion appliances have flues or exhaust hoods
Checked for leaks, disconnections, and deterioration
Ensured there is no soot on inside or outside of flue components
Checked for peeling and flaking paint (if the building was built before 1980, this could be a lead hazard)
Determined date of last radon test
Signature of safety officer or inspector
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Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.
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