This presentation will be broken into three sections. First, a public health researcher will provide a brief overview of what is in wildfire smoke and why it is so bad for our lungs. Next, an industrial hygienist will discuss different strategies that are used to assess indoor air quality as well as common issues related to long term care HVAC design and operation. Finally, a HVAC technical expert will use the bulk of the webinar to explain why HVAC operation and maintenance is key to indoor air quality and how strategies must be adapted during wildfire smoke events.
LO1: Gain a general appreciation for the health effects of air pollution from sources like wildfire smoke.
L02: Recognize common issues that lead to poor indoor air quality within long term care facilities.
L03: Become aware of resources and strategies for improving indoor air quality.
Time & Presenter
10:00 am – 11:30 am MT
Dr. Luke Montrose is an assistant professor in the department of Public Health and Population Science at Boise State University. The Montrose Translational Health Lab looks at environmental toxicology questions through a broad lens, from cell to society. Luke’s research focuses on understanding the influence of environmental exposures such as wildfire smoke on lifecourse disease risk.
Mike Cooper is a CIH with Industrial Hygiene Resources in Boise, ID. He has developed and directed Environmental, Safety, and Health programs within the semiconductor, medical device, grocery, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and foundry industries both with the US and abroad. Mike serves on an OSHA health expert advisory committee to review and propose permissible exposure limits for regulatory enforcement and teaches in occupational safety and health management and industrial hygiene.
HVAC technical expert: TBD
1.5 CEUs possible.
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