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Indoor Air: a breath of fresh air or cause for concern?

Controlling common pollutants and improving indoor air quality can help reduce the risk of health concerns including the primary route of COVID-19 transmission.

With the sixth wave of COVID overtaking us, Ontario hospitalizations up 40 per cent over last week, worker illness threatening delivery of critical public services and many business functions including all important supply chains, layers of protection remain critical. Many are calling for the reintroduction of mask mandates as a simple precaution to get us to warmer days, more outdoor activities and lower community spread. Equally important (and perhaps more important in the absence of universal masking) is the work of improving indoor air quality.

TRAIN to reduce indoor air contaminants.
https://www.whsc.on.ca/Training/Training-Registration

 
Indoor air pollution is two to five times higher than outdoor pollution. Moreover, workers today often find themselves in closed buildings with outdated HVAC systems that recirculate polluted air. Too often though ventilation is the missing piece in workplace efforts to control hazardous exposures including the COVID-19 virus and its highly transmissible variants. And yet like masks, increased ventilation and air filtration is a reasonable step employers should be taking to fulfill their general duty in health and safety law to safeguard workers. It is also a highly effective precaution, a recent and large study conducted in schools located in Italy’s central Marche region by the Hume Foundation indicated effective ventilation can reduce airborne transmission of COVID-19 by more than 80 per cent.

Recognition, assessment and control training, a first step.

Our training programs in real-time, instructor-led virtual classrooms can help you comply with requirements and boost your workplace health and safety efforts. Our three-hour Indoor Air program is designed to help workplace representatives proactively recognize, assess and make recommendations to control or better yet eliminate indoor pollution sources. Taking into account new research and developments, this program covers hazards such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), ozone, formaldehyde, pesticides, legionella and now the virus that causes COVID-19. Relevant legislation and measures to combat these hazards now also includes those needed to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 too.
 
REGISTER for Indoor Air – Virtual training today.
WHERE: In our online, virtual classroom
WHEN: Monday, April 25 | 1:00PM-4:00PM
OR
Friday, May 27 | 9:00AM-12:00PM
COST: $75.00

Why our virtual learning environment is unique and effective?
✅ Live online learning on a secure Zoom platform
✅ Highly qualified instructors with considerable real-world experience
✅ Small class sizes designed for maximum engagement
✅ Proven class activities for assured learning.



Additional COVID-19 resources to download and share.  
Related resources from OHCOW.
 
Need more information?
Additional training: Check out all WHSC programs
Contact a WHSC training services representative in your area.
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