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Indoor Air Quality

The goal of this lesson is to provide awareness training to help employees recognize the occupational hazards and health effects of indoor air contaminants and controls to help maintain good indoor air quality.

Expected Completion Time: 45 minutes

Requirement References:
• OSHA Standards, 29 CFR 1910.1000 and Table Z-1. Toxic and Hazardous Substances
• 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
• ASHRAE Standards for Indoor Swimming Pools and Spas

• Define the term “indoor air quality” and recognize the consequences of indoor air contamination.
• Recognize the causes and sources of the major indoor air contaminants.
• Identify the health effects and major risks of indoor air contamination.
• Identify controls to help maintain good indoor air quality.
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