Hands-On Indoor Air Quality Assessment: A Practical Approach to Investigating, Sampling and Reporting

  • May 07, 2013
  • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Program Description
• Do you know where over 90% of the sources of IAQ problems start?
• Are you confident in your investigations of building enclosures and HVAC systems?
• Do you know when and how to take settled dust, wall cavity, and surface samples?
• Are you up-to-date on the latest evidence-based information on health effects?
• Do your reports adequately and clearly inform your client or employer of your findings?
• Are you able to calculate the costs of poor indoor air quality for a building?
If you answered any of these questions with a “no,” please join us for a practical approach to assessing indoor air quality.
In addition to up-to-date information on health effects, costs of poor indoor air quality, and sources of problems, you will have an opportunity to perform building enclosure and HVAC assessments, take samples, and write a report.

Program Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Describe human health effects of poor indoor air quality and costs associated with those effects.
2. Identify at least three common problems found in building envelope and HVAC systems.
3. List at least three effective methods to assess indoor air quality systems.
4. Discuss sampling issues including timing, types, and laboratory results.
5. Select appropriate remediation methods for a variety of needs using case studies.
6. Verbalize appropriate communications both oral and written with customers, clients, and stakeholders.
7. Identify legal requirements and pitfalls to avoid in making appropriate indoor air quality assessments.


Intended Audience
This course will enhance the skill-sets of building owners and managers, public housing authority personnel, building engineers and remodelers, industrial hygienists, health and safety  professionals, school personnel, building inspectors, sanitarians, and environmental health and safety consultants.


Mary Finn, PhD, MPH, CIH, CIAQM, CMRS, CMC, CIAQC is CEO of The Finn Group, W. Des Moines, Iowa and former Director of the Iowa Chapter Indoor Air Quality Advisory Board. As a consultant in Indoor Air Quality, Dr. Finn has traveled extensively inside and outside of our national borders and has instructed on this topic numerous times for the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety.


Cost: $125

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