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Environmental Health Division
Training for Professionals
(Radon, Mold, and Carbon Monoxide)
The Indoor Air Unit is pleased to offer free classes on indoor air quality (IAQ) topics. All courses are taught at a location organized by the host. The type and number of continuing education credits (CE) offered are shown below. To schedule a class contact the Indoor Air Unit at 651-201-4601.
RADON IN MINNESOTA HOMES
CE real estate agents (1.5 hours in person or 1hour webinar)
CE available for real estate agents (1.5 hours in-person class or 1 hour webinar)
The 1.5-hour class or 1-hour webinar covers a range of topics including health concerns, how radon enters buildings, how to test for radon, how radon can be fixed, the new radon disclosure law, and radon resistant new construction.
MOLD IN HOMES
CE real estate agents (1 hour) and Builders (1hour)
The 1-hour class provides an introduction to indoor mold growth, a common problem in homes. Topics include potential health effects from exposure to mold and ways to identify and solve mold problems in homes.
CARBON MONOXIDE IN HOMES
CE real estate agents (1 hour)
The 1-hour class addresses the causes of elevated indoor carbon monoxide, associated health effects, and ways that real estate professionals can help clients identify these problems.
HEALTHY HOMES FOR CHILDCARE
CE family childcare providers (2 hours, face-to-face or 2 hours virtual learning, Develop approved)
The 2-hour class is intended for childcare providers who work in their home and is available face-to-face or virtually. Learn about radon, mold and moisture, carbon monoxide, and safe drinking water including common contaminants found in Minnesota private well water. The virtual course can be found by going to the Develop homepage and for the course title field type in “healthy homes” and do a search. It will come up as course title, “Healthy Homes for Child Care” and “Web Based”.
HEALTHY HOMES OVERVIEW
CE can be arranged for public health nurses and sanitarians
The 3-hour class is an overview of common healthy homes issues encountered by public health practitioners in the field. The training includes information about hazards such as lead, asbestos, radon, pests, injuries, drinking water, carbon monoxide, asthma triggers, chemicals, and mold. Attendees will learn ways to identify these hazards and how to educate their clients on improving the environmental health of their home.
CE can be arranged
The 2-hour class for public health professionals addresses common questions and complaints about indoor mold. This workshop includes training on the basics of indoor mold and discusses best practices for dealing with complaints and inquiries. Time will be available for questions and brainstorming. The target audiences are public health workers who respond to public health inquiries, health educators, and public health staff that conduct in-home inspections. The workshop can be offered with the Healthy Homes Overview course.
RADON PARTNERSHIP WORKSHOP
CE can be arranged
(This is intended for local public health agencies, non-profits, medical facilities, and others interested in radon education and outreach).
The 3-hour class is for all levels of expertise. This class will develop your radon expertise and help find new ways to raise radon awareness. Topics include radon testing, mitigation, new construction, the new Minnesota Radon Licensing Act, the new radon data portal, radon education initiatives, and how to partner with us on educational projects.