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Indoor Air Quality Online Training Course

Course Overview

Indoor Air Quality is an online training course that will review the OSHA regulations regarding air quality in a workplace, helping employees to understand what they can do to prevent health problems caused by poor air quality. Topics covered include indoor air quality, EPA and OSHA regulations, carbon monoxide, portable air cleaners, pollutant pathways, and more.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this OSHA compliant course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify symptoms of indoor air pollution.
  • Keep a work area clean and tidy.
  • Make sure that the materials they work with are not affecting the air quality.
  • How to address issues of air quality in the workplace in compliance with OSHA standards.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • The health problems that can result from particles in the air such as bacteria,dust, hazardous fumes, and more.
    • Short-term effects of air pollution and serious conditions from long-term exposure.
  • Indoor Air Quality
    • EPA and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health standards regarding indoor air quality.
    • The importance of monitoring air quality at home and at work.
    • The three main factors that affect air quality in the workplace: Pollutant Pathways, Building Occupants, and Sources of Contamination.
    • The issues caused by water, including the growth of bacteria.
    • Serious contaminants such as Asbestos and Carbon Monoxide.
    • The sources of Carbon Monoxide leaks.
    • Food as a source of air contaminants.
    • The hazards of smoking and second-hand smoke.
    • Proper use of humidifiers in the workplace to avoid the spread of bacteria.
    • Sick Building Syndrome: when a number of workers experience similar symptoms at the same time.
  • Cleanup
    • Trash and garbage as a major source of air pollution.
    • Cleaning methods that will help to minimize the growth of bacteria.
    • Cleaning products, solvents, and other chemicals and their proper handling.
  • Solutions
    • Using Portable Air Cleaners properly to eliminate contaminants.
    • Filter masks as a safeguard against contaminants in dust.
    • Pollutant pathways such as air ducts and crawlspaces.
    • Poorly designed HVAC systems as a source of contamination.
    • Professionals that can work on solutions for air quality problems.
    • When a formal investigation is needed for air quality in a workspace.