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Workshop Indoor Air Quality & Thermal Comfort

09:00 - 17:00

Led by: Sven Hoffmann, University of Zurich and University of Lausanne
Program manager of the Swiss MAS Work+Health University of Zurich and University of Lausanne

Education & Training
Occ Hygienist, chartered Ergonomist, Certificates in didactics, medical didactics Emergency response & disaster management Instructor Hazmat life support (AHLS).

Function & Services
o Workplace health risk assessments & advice
o Hazmat life support
o Disaster risk reduction, Swiss Disaster Relief Unit, Humanitarian Aid Corps
o Lectures & workshops in health at work, ergonomics
o Research in non-visual lighting effects

Board Actitivities
o OHTA Advisory Board
o European Association of Schools of Occupational Medicine (EASOM)
o Swiss Ergonomics Association (SwissErgo)

PDC Description:
Indoor air quality and thermal comfort are two of the top-priority topics in occupational hygiene literature of the past years. For both topics, the recent literature reports on, as well as practical examples of, typical health hazards and measurement findings shall be presented. Further, the participants will be introduced to the most relevant measurement strategies and measurement techniques. Furthermore, several examples of indoor air quality measurements will be worked on in small-group sessions and discussion rounds. Finally, managing indoor air and thermal comfort in office workplaces will complete the course.

Attendee Experience Criteria:
Basic kowledge in occupational hygiene or occupational medicine.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of the course attendees will
– recognise the most relevant sources of indoor air pollutants
– apply the most relevant indoor air measurement techniques
– interpret indoor air measurements
– manage indoor air quality in office workspaces
– recognise the most relevant thermal risk factors


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