Date of Award

2013

Degree Name

Safety

College

College of Information Technology and Engineering

Type of Degree

M.S.

Document Type

Thesis

First Advisor

Jim McIntosh

Second Advisor

Terrence Stobbe

Third Advisor

Scott Simonton

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to clarify and define the term “adequate ventilation.” Upon looking at regulations, court cases, and other elements, it is clear that the term is inadequate to inform consumers and does not instruct consumers on how to achieve proper ventilation. To find out if consumers understand this, random persons were asked to define it. The answers were given a numerical value to show the knowledge trend. The outcome showed that most people do not understand how to achieve proper ventilation. Conclusion: Diagrams showing how to set up a room with ventilation and new instructions are needed for consumers.

Subject(s)

Ventilation -- Control.

Ventilation -- Health aspects.