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f. Personnel shall not make unauthorized modifications to the HVAC systems (e.g., by blocking off vents, cutting into duct work to create new vents, removing inspection panels and ceiling tiles, etc.). Personnel shall report ventilation problems according to the guidance given in Paragraph 3002. g. Do not modify HVAC systems for energy conservation in such a way as to affect adequate air quality (e.g., sealing outdoor air intakes). h. To help maintain good IAQ, commanding officers shall develop and implement effective programs of routine inspection and preventive maintenance of all HVAC systems and spaces. 3005. Responsibilitiesa. Echelon 2 and other headquarters commandersshall provide guidance and assistance to subordinate commands to ensure the effectiveness of this program. b. BUMEDshall: (1) When appropriate, request that BUMED CAT be augmented by the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center (NFESC) ventilation engineering personnel. (2) Budget adequate resources for medical facilities to support this policy.
OPNAVINST 5100.23G 30 Dec 05 30-5 c. Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (COMNAVFACENGCOM)shall: (1) Augment BUMED CAT with NFESC ventilation engineers when requested. (2) Ensure that building construction and modification plans reflect consideration of IAQ issues and comply with requirements described in paragraph 3004. (3) Ensure that HVAC systems in new buildings meet the specifications in the ASHRAE standards contained in references 30-7 and 30-8. d. Commanders, Commanding Officers, and Officers in Chargeshall: (1) Establish smoke-free buildings and zones. (2) Ensure that IAQ issues are considered in the design of new buildings. (3) Coordinate with COMNAVFACENGCOM to ensure that new building design adheres to the ASHRAE standards contained in references 30-7 and 30-8. (4) Develop and implement an effective program of routine inspections and preventive maintenance of all HVAC systems and spaces, including HVAC accessibility per paragraph 3004e. (5) Ensure that employee concerns or complaints of IAQ problems are investigated and resolved in a timely manner using the procedures in paragraph 3002. (6) Ensure HVAC systems meet paragraph 3004 requirements. Chapter 30 References 30-1. Air Force Occupational & Environmental Health Laboratory (AFOEHL) Report 90-169CA00111KGA, 1 Oct 90, Brooks, AFB . 30-2. Industrial Hygiene Field Operations Manual, NEHC Technical Manual, NEHC-TM IH 6260.91-2 of Oct 03, Chapter 13 . 30-3. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 91-108 of June 1991, Current Intelligence Bulletin 54: Environmental Tobacco Smoke in the Workplace - Lung Cancer and Other Health Effects.
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