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Webinar: Know the Drill for Healthy IAQ: Training School Staff and Occupants to Reduce Indoor Asthma Triggers

Know the Drill for Healthy IAQ: Training School Staff and Occupants to Reduce Indoor Asthma Triggers

Recorded on: June 9, 2016

After you view the webinar, please complete the webinar evaluation to help us understand your IAQ knowledge and steps you want to take to assist your district with managing IAQ comprehensively. Once you submit the evaluation, you can download a certificate of completion for this webinar.

To receive your certificate:

  • You will receive the evaluation link for this webinar via email (From:
  • Once you have completed and submitted your evaluation, you will have access to your completion certificate.
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  • Tracy Enger, Facilitator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Environments Division
  • David Blake, Indoor Air Quality Specialist, Northwest Clean Air Agency, WA
  • Francine Locke, Director, Office of Environmental Management & Services, The School District of Philadelphia, PA

Expert Panel:

  • Diane Rhodes, Asthma Awareness Education Program, Assistant Director, Health Services, North East Independent School District, TX
  • Peggy Caruso, Assistant Director of Maintenance and Operations, Katy Independent School District, TX
  • Barbara Kaplan, Director of Lung Health Education, American Lung Association
  • Shirley Shantz, Director of Nursing, National Association of School Nurses

What you will learn:

  • Train staff to identify, recognize and address indoor environmental asthma triggers and perform the actions essential for effectively managing asthma in schools.

  • Design and successfully implement a staff training system as part of a sustainable IAQ management program.

  • Successfully implement the IAQ Tools for Schools Framework and systematically address IAQ issues with policies and practices that save money and improve health.

  • Use the School IAQ Assessment Mobile App—new technology featuring the IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit—to conduct regular walkthrough assessments and take simple, low-cost actions to prevent or correct environmental health issues in school facilities.
  • Replicate best practices used by a school district facility director who successfully implemented IAQ Tools for Schools and improved IAQ in his school district.​