Indoor Air Quality Separating Fact from Fiction

This Webinar took place on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 2:00 PM EST.

Indoor Air Quality: Separating Fact from Fiction” covers issues relating to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) including common complaints, contaminants and sources, the anatomy of an effective IAQ assessment, and IAQ standards.

The presentation begins with the overall comparison of IAQ issues and their origins. Many IAQ complaints emanate from either real or perceived symptoms and often have little to do with the quality of the indoor environment, never mind air quality. Many companies deal poorly with the investigation of these complaints that, in many cases, only exacerbate the situation, leading to “ghost chasing” scenarios that are very expensive and do little to help evaluate the real problems so that real solutions can be recommended.

The core of the discussion will be regarding a meaningful evaluation of the indoor environment, based largely on occupant input, which has a much greater chance of a successful investigation with satisfying outcomes for both building managers and occupants alike.

Other issues that will be discussed include ways IAQ issues surface; the types of IAQ contaminants, such as mold; mold recognition and sampling styles; how to control IAQ problems; the components of an effective IAQ survey; and more.

Learning Outcomes for this Webinar:

  • An understanding of IAQ contaminants and the sources of these contaminants
  • Using occupant driven perceptions about the occupied space to determine sampling strategies
  • An understanding of how to control/prevent IAQ problems from occurring.
  • A comprehension of the systematic approach to identifying and addressing IAQ problems once they occur.
  • Exposure to real-life examples that tie all the above learning objectives together

Speaker: Scott Lawson,MS; Certified Industrial Hygienist; President of The Scott Lawson Companies
Scott Lawson is the Founder and President of Scott Lawson Group, Ltd., Comp-SIGMA Ltd., and Workforce Wellness, subsidiaries of The Scott Lawson Companies. With more than 30 years of industry experience, Lawson’s areas of expertise include the solicitation of commercial and governmental clients, the preparation of proposals and reports of recommendation for resolution of problems, client representation with OSHA, the preparation of OSHA abatement plans and progress reports, marketing and performing occupational health and safety audits, as well as conducting surveys and reviews for industrial, construction, commercial and institutional clients.

Duration: 1 hour