SJWEH Supplements are open access, (mostly) non-peer-reviewed articles usually published in theme issues or as part of a series of papers from a conference or workshop. Scand J Work Environ Health stopped publishing SJWEH Supplements in 2009.


SJWEH Supplements 2008;(no 4):25-29    pdf

Resolving indoor-air problems

by Schneider T

Indoor-air problems can have a multitude of causes and can become manifest in a range of outcome profiles. The use of well-defined terminology and a conceptual model of the symptom-reporting process facilitates cooperation in teams working to solve indoor-air problems. A stepwise approach to problem identification and problem solving should be used. Recommended practical strategies for problem solving are usually empirically based in the absence of scientific documentation of effectiveness. Documenting that a given solution in a specific case really works is a great challenge. Complaints about poor indoor-air quality are not merely resolved by a technical analysis and on the realization of recommendations for solutions. Enterprises successful with problem solving have been found to be characterized by having had a participative approach having been systematic and perseverant in their action, and having invested in information and communication. In particular, a multidisciplinary problem-solving team was essential.

This article refers to the following texts of the Journal: 1996;22(4):243-250  2005;31(6):438-449  1999;25(5):442-449  2006;32(6):515-527