INDOOR AIR QUALITY AWARENESS COURSE OVERVIEW
The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 30% of all commercial buildings have significant indoor air quality problems. This means that every day millions of workers face an unnecessary health threat because of indoor air contaminants in the workplace. Additionally, each year thousands of diseases and deaths are linked to this occupational hazard.
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Define the term “indoor air quality” and recognize the consequences of indoor air contamination
- Recognize the causes and sources of major indoor air contaminants
- Identify the health effects and major risks of indoor air contamination
- Identify controls to help maintain good indoor air quality
This course was designed to help satisfy requirements of the following regulations:
- OSHA Standards, 29 CFR 1910.1000 and Table Z-1
- NIOSH Facts, June 1997, “Indoor Environmental Quality”
- OSHA Technical Manual, Section III: Chapter 2, “Indoor Air Quality Investigation”
- OSHA Unified Agenda, 2162, “Indoor Air Quality in the Workplace”
- OSHA Unified Agenda, 2249, “Permissible Exposure Limits (PELS) for Air Contaminants”
- EPA Document # 402-K-93-007, April 1995, The Inside Story – A Guide to Indoor Air Quality
INDOOR AIR QUALITY AWARENESS COURSE TOPICS
- What is indoor air quality?
- Causes and sources
- Health effects
- Exposure controls
INDOOR AIR QUALITY AWARENESS COURSE DURATION: Approximately 30 minutes
INDOOR AIR QUALITY AWARENESS COURSE ASSESSMENT: Testing conducted throughout this online course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Users are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY AWARENESS CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.
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