Odors or Other Suspected Pollutants

In the event of an unexpected and/or unusual odor in a work area, identify the source of the odor as soon as possible. Begin by asking other building occupants about work or activities that may be going on that could be the cause. If the source cannot be identified, or if the odors are extreme or are causing acute reactions to building occupants, contact EHS at 258-5294. EHS staff will respond and will help to identify the source and recommend actions.

If there is evidence of chemical or dust contamination of the space, EHS will assist in determining the nature and amount of contamination and will compare this information to Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulatory limits and recommended standards from other recognized organizations.


Shaundree Davis
Senior Program Manager

Joan Hutzly
Safety Specialist