Indoor air quality concerns should be reported and addressed according to the following procedures: 


Gas Odors Indoors/Near Buildings 

If you smell a gas odor, or if a gas monitor alarm sounds and reads “GAS”: 

  • Call the Communications Center at 979-845-4311 and provide them your name, the location of the leak, and where you will meet the emergency responders. If there is no answer, call 911 from a cellular or university phone. 
  • Warn others in the immediate area 
  • Evacuate the immediate area 
  • Notify the Department Head, Building Proctor, Resident Advisor if appropriate 
  • Prevent the use of or remove sources of ignition (cigarettes, electrical equipment, etc.) from the area 
  • Meet with and assist emergency response personnel 
  • Do not re-enter the area until cleared by authorized personnel 

Physical Discomfort 

Contact Facilities Services or submit a work order for the following concerns: 

  • Temperature or humidity issues 
  • Stagnant or stale air 
  • Drafty air 
  • Particulates or dirt coming from the HVAC system diffusers 
  • Pressure balance issues 

Odor Complaints 

Contact Facilities Services or submit a work order for odors associated with the following: 

  • Rotten eggs 
  • Sewer 
  • Musty/stagnant air 

Contact EHS for strong or unusual odors associated with the following: 

  • Chemicals 
  • Spills or accidental releases of hazardous materials 

NOTE: All incidental releases of chemicals should be handled as indicated by the associated Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and lab or work area standard procedures. 

Health Concerns 

Employees who have health related concerns that they believe may be related to their work environment should notify their supervisor and submit the IAQ Request Form. EHS will contact the requestor to schedule an investigation of the work area. Departmental administration should provide reasonable accommodations to the affected employee, as needed. 

Mold 

Contact Facilities Services if there is a concern of visible mold with less than 25 square feet of coverage, or if there are odors associated with a recent water intrusion (flood, leak, broken pipe, etc.) or HVAC system malfunction. Contact EHS if there is a concern of mold without an obvious source or with visible coverage exceeding 25 square feet.