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Indoor Air Quality

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


  • What is indoor air quality?
  • Causes and sources
  • Health effects
  • Exposure controls

Course Details:

Price: $69.95
Duration: 30 min
Pass Mark: 80%
Attempts: 2
Certificate: Yes

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