Ventilation is a method of controlling the environment with air flow. It is one of the most important engineering controls available for improving or maintaining the quality of the air in the occupational work environment.
Local exhaust ventilation can be used to control exposures to particulates, gases, vapors, fumes, heat, and other potentially hazardous substances. The local exhaust ventilation equipment must be correctly selected, sized, and used to be effective in providing acceptable air quality.
Safety and Compliance can assist in evaluating your need for local exhaust ventilation, determine the effectiveness of your existing local exhaust ventilation equipment, and make recommendations to improve air quality by modifying or installing new equipment.