Codes, Contaminants & Regulations

NFPA- National Fire Protection Association

Standards for combustible dust prevention, diesel exhaust systems, wood dust collection, Gases and Vapor conveying systems, explosion protection, and Combustible Metals to name a few that designers of Industrial Ventilation Systems should be familiar with.

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OSHA-Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Permissible exposure limits for hexavalent chromium, Benzene, diesel exhaust,

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IMC-International Mechanical Code

International mechanical code applies to all types of ventilation and exhaust systems as they relate to protecting building occupants.

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NIOSH-National Institute for Occupational Safety

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a research entity providing information on carcinogenic chemicals in the work place among other things.

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FEMA-Federal Emergency Management Agency

Assistance to Fire Fighters Grant (AFG) program provides funding to the emergency services for acquiring diesel exhaust removal systems among other things.

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ACGIH-American Congress of Government Industrial Hygienists

This member based organization is industrial hygiene focused and provides recommended threshold limit values (TLV’S) for contaminates and recommendations for ventilation system design

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PEOSH-Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health

New Jersey’s public employee occupational health standards enforcement agency

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