PATH - A Public Private Partnership for Advancing Housing Technology
Health and Safety
Do you live in a safe and healthy home?
According to studies conducted by the EPA, indoor air pollutants may be at levels two to five times higher than outdoor levels. Sources of indoor air pollutants include faulty or dirty heating or air conditioning equipment; poor ventilation; mold and mildew from damp areas; radon; or combustion sources from burning products such as oil, gas, kerosene, tobacco products, coal, and wood. Asbestos, building materials, insulation materials, personal care products, disinfectants, glues, and household cleaning products, if not properly stored, can also become hazards.
PATH is concerned about the health and safety of everyone involved in a home-the inhabitants and the builders. PATH promotes the ideas of universal design, which indicates products and buildings that are safe, accessible and usable by everyone, including people with disabilities.
The building industry is one of the most dangerous industries in the United States: the fatality rate is 3 times higher than that of other industries. In combination with PATH partners and the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), PATH promotes sound practices for improving the working conditions and skill levels of builders and contractors nationwide.
Indoor Air Quality
Mold in Residential Buildings
Helping Your Buyers Understand Mold During the Building Process
Preliminary Study of Pollutants in Two Unoccupied New Homes
Passive Radon-Resistant Construction Performance in Ventilated Crawl Space Homes
Technologies in Practice: Greenlee Park, Boulder, Co
Accessibility Laws and Regulations-Residential
25 Most Often Cited OSHA Standards for Construction and Remodeling
Workers Should Take Precautions in Cold Weather
Job Site Safety
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Content updated on 2/15/2008
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