A FREE Webinar. Donations being accepted to support the work of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council.
Thursday, May 28, 2020
2:00-3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Join us on Thursday, May 28, 2020 for a free, one-hour exploration of strategies to enhance the safe return of workers and customers to your buildings.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many buildings or facilities have been closed due to Executive Orders to reduce the spread of disease. Schools, colleges, universities, childcare facilities, public and private offices, retail establishments, restaurants, museums, hotels/motels, entertainment venues, and non-emergency medical facilities have been closed or scaled back. This session will offer ideas and guidance to avoid unintended consequences to indoor air quality when reopening these facilities.
About the Presenter:
Michael Sauda, MPH, CSP, Senior Environmental Scientist, CES Inc. – Brewer, ME
Michael D. Sauda is a Board Certified Safety Professional with over 34 years of experience in the broad field of safety, environmental, and risk management. He has expertise in occupational health, safety and environmental compliance with experience in facilities management, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, laboratory safety, biosafety, radiation safety, safety program management, and regulatory compliance. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Toxicology from Clarkson University and a Masters of Public Health from the University of New England.
About the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council
The Reopening & IAQ webinar is free of charge. However, we do ask that you consider making a donation of any amount to support the work of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council. What do we do?
There are many pollutants indoors that can make people sick: mold and moisture, radon, asbestos, lead, PCBs, carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds, as well as contaminants in private well water. Because U.S. citizens spend an average of 90% of their time indoors, there is significant cause for concern for the health and safety of our population. In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency indicates that the #1 environmental health threat in the U.S. today is indoor air pollution.
The Maine Indoor Air Quality Council (MIAQC) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to creating healthy, environmentally-sustainable indoor environments through education, communications, and advocacy. The Council is the #1 educator in Maine of professionals of all types on practical strategies to design, construct, operate, maintain, investigate, and remediate buildings. We educate members of the public on strategies to improve the IAQ in their own homes. And we advocate in the public arena for a policy infrastructure that supports healthy IAQ for all buildings types, including homes, workplaces, and schools. We also raise funds to pay for fixing radon problems in low-income Maine homes.
Donations will help sustain our work for the coming year. What will that include? Advocating for healthy indoor air quality provisions in the Maine building code and in energy efficiency and climate change initiatives occurring in-state. Pursuing policy goals around radon. Creating new relationships with residential construction groups so we can bring residential contractors the training they need to create healthy, energy-efficient homes. Mitigating radon in low-income Maine homes. Working with commercial designers and contractors on strategies to improve indoor air quality in large buildings. And serving as a resource for members of the public who struggle with the indoor air quality in their own homes.
1:50 p.m. – Webinar portal opens
2:00 p.m. – Program start
Continuing Education Credits
|Type of Credit||# Credits|
|BPI||1.0 credits pending|
|Code Enforcement||1.0 credits available|
|USGBC||Self-Report with Certificate of Attendance|
|Engineers||Self-Report with Certificate of Attendance|
Have specific questions you want answered during the webinar? Consider submitting them to the presenter in advance! Email your questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
Question about registration and donations can be directed to the office of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council. Call 207-626-8115 or e-mail email@example.com.