Indoor Air Quality: An Introduction

Learn about the importance of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), the factors that affect it, how to deal with problems, and how to prevent them.

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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.

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.

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.

Target Audience

  • Managers and Supervisors
  • Workers
  • Health & Safety Committee Members
  • Facility Managers and Building Operators
  • Property Managers / Commercial Realtors
  • Human Resources Specialists
  • Health & Safety Advisors



Delivery Method

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.

Review Process

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.

VuBiz Partnership

We partnered with Vubiz - an international leader in e-learning development - to create this e-course.

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