Request a Workplace Assessment

In the working environment, there may be factors or stresses that emerge which may cause sickness, impaired health and significant discomfort. Industrial Hygiene, however, is the science devoted to anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, preventing and controlling these factors. Should an issue or concern arise in your working environment, one of our industrial hygienist can help by performing a workplace assessment. Below are specific types of workplace assessments that can be requested.

Prior to requesting a workplace assessment from one of our industrial hygienists:

 

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the quality of air within a building and how it relates to the health and comfort experienced by its occupants. IAQ is a concern for the university since most of its employees and students spend a majority of time in classrooms, laboratories and offices.

IAQ Factsheet

IAQ Assessment Request Form

 

Mold  

Mold formations can be visually identified by looking for clusters of black, green, and/or white fuzzy circular patterns on the surface of walls, ceilings, and carpeting. A musty or earthy smell can also be an indication of mold growth. If you suspect that mold is present in you work area, you can request a mold investigation by emailing health-safety@uic.edu with your name, phone number, location, and a picture of the area (jpeg or png).

Mold Factsheet

 

Ergonomics

Ergonomics refers to the science of designing the work environment to the person.  Poor ergonomic conditions (i.e. poor posture, overuse of muscles and repetitive motion) can lead to cumulative trauma injuries, also known as musculoskeletal disorders (MSD).

Ergonomics Factsheet

Ergonomic Assessment Request Form

 

For issues not listed, please email health-safety@uic.edu with your name, phone number, and the location and description of the issue.