Assessing Ventilation for COVID-19 Mitigation
Hybrid, Online & In-Person Course
Tuesday, October 26 - Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - FULL
Monday, December 13 - Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Wednesday, February 9 - Thursday, February 10, 2022
Monday, March 14 - Tuesday March 15, 2022
Adequate ventilation is a key mitigation factor in the global fight against COVID-19. This hybrid, online and in-person course will review the basics of assessing ventilation at the occupant level and help you establish a framework to identify ventilation vulnerabilities. Learners will leverage data from real-world ventilation assessments to identify recommendations in alignment with CPDH Interim Guidance for Ventilation, Filtration, and Air Quality in Indoor Environments; ASHRAE; and the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention ETS. During the hands-on workshop, learners will use balometers to collect and analyze data, and to calculate air changes per hour. Strategies for communicating risk to empower workplaces, improve psychological and physical safety, and to guide organizations as they return to in-person work will also be discussed.
This course will be taught online via Zoom, and in-person at the Richmond Field Station, Berkeley Global Campus.
Day 1 will be taught online from 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM via Zoom.
Day 2 will be taught in-person from 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM at the Richmond Field Station.
This educational activity is intended for occupational health and safety professionals including registered environmental health specialists, industrial hygienists, certified safety professionals, and others involved in assessing ventilation as part of a multi-layered approach for office and school building pandemic preparedness.