The quality of the air we breathe during our work can affect our health, comfort and productivity. This 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.
Learn how to safeguard and improve indoor air quality, know the legislation and how to respond to complaints.
The course features case studies, review quizzes, and "Ask a Question". Those who score at least 80% on the final exam will be able to print a certificate of completion.
- 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 this course, the participant will be able 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.
- Managers and supervisors
- Health and safety committee members
- Facility managers and building operators
- Property managers / commercial realtors
- Human resources specialists
- Health and safety advisors
This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.
During checkout, you can choose to register as a single learner or select a multiple learner license. With a multiple learner license you will act as an administrator and add learners from your company.
Also available in French.
Content for this course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and reviewed by labour, employer and government representatives to ensure a balanced perspective.