12/16/2008

Indoor Air Quality

The quality of the air we breathe during our work can affect our health,
comfort and productivity. A new e-Course will help you understand the factors
that contribute to good indoor air quality (IAQ) in offices and non-industrial
workplaces. It describes "sick building syndrome" and its causes, such as poor
distribution of fresh air, pollutants originating inside and outside the
building, and humidity. The course provides practical advice on how to
investigate and respond to indoor air problems.

The course features case studies, review quizzes, and "Ask a Question". Topics
include:

  • IAQ as a workplace issue

  • Sick building syndrome

  • Factors affecting IAQ

  • IAQ legislation and standards

  • How to conduct an investigation

  • Safeguarding IAQ



Upon completion of the course you will know how to:
  • Describe reasons why good indoor air quality is important

  • List key factors that contribute to indoor air quality

  • Reference applicable legislation and standards

  • Respond to indoor air quality complaints

  • Describe preventive measures that can be taken to safeguard or improve IAQ.

Average time to complete this course is about 50-60 minutes.


Further Information


AplusA-online.de - Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety