- Pre-requisite for National Professional Mitigation Certification Exam.
- Fulfills requirement for entry level course hands-on training when taken with KSU Mitigation or Combined Course.
Separate course and registration, but must be taken with KSU Mitigation Course or KSU Combined Measurement and Mitigation Course for full course credit on those courses.
- In-person courses through September 30, 2020 have been cancelled.
- We are offering an Interim Field Session Online through September 30, 2020 at a discounted rate of $100.
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Radon Mitigation Field Day Training For KSU Online Course Content Overview
During Covid-19 we have made accommodations for an online option to protect the health and safety of everyone.
The information below outlines what is essential for radon mitigation professionals to understand about mitigation systems in order to design and install efficient quality systems. When it is possible we strongly recommend that online participants join an in-person course for the scheduled field session when possible. In the past we have found that, joining a group field session has been very beneficial to online participants as it affords an opportunity to interact with and share the resources of the group.
Come prepared to observe and participate in a work environment in work clothing suitable for the weather. Be flexible and ask lots of questions, but be ready to pay attention when field conditions make it necessary or the instructor directs.
The goal of this day’s training is to focus in a field setting on key concepts that are best covered in real world settings. These concepts are covered in the course sections and videos but field demonstration is an essential way to reinforce learning. The intent is not to enable you to do the simplest manual construction tasks that are part of radon mitigation, like cutting and gluing pipe, cutting holes in buildings, caulking joints and leakage points, or pricing of services. Those skills are best learned through practice and safe installation options like mitigating your own or a relative’s home, and review of other basic materials. The key purpose of the field day is to cover system design and diagnostics issues with real world conditions and observe installed systems for concept reinforcement. Availability of field sites and systems and their conditions offer different learning opportunities and flexibility is a key aspect of this process, to take advantage of what is present on the site.
Building investigation, diagnostics and system design
- Impact of home design and construction in mitigation system design
- Impact of HVAC system operation on building pressure
- Impact of different weather conditions on building pressure
- Consideration of pipe routing and fan location possibilities
- Determination of required strength and extent of pressure field
- Diagnostic testing to determine system mechanical performance requirements
- Radon fan and pipe size selection
Worker occupational health considerations during mitigation
- Minimization of exposure to Radon, fumes from materials and dust
- General construction safety considerations
- Electrical safety, and use of qualified electrical contractors where required
Occupant health and safety considerations
- Appropriate ventilation strategies to minimize occupant exposure to contaminants
- Backdraft testing of combustion appliances when applicable