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General Information
Event Name: Air Monitoring for Hazardous Materials
Hosted By: Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP)
Event Description:

This 3-day course instructs participants in the practices and procedures for monitoring and sampling airborne hazardous materials. It is designed for personnel who evaluate releases of airborne hazardous materials. Evaluation of worker exposure to these releases is emphasized.

Topics that are discussed include air monitoring and sampling programs, techniques, and equipment; instrument calibration and limitations; exposure guidelines; air dispersion modeling; and health and safety considerations. The course will include operating procedures for specific air monitoring and sampling equipment, as well as strategies for air monitoring and sampling at abandoned hazardous waste sites and at releases of hazardous chemicals.

Instructional methods include a combination of lectures, group discussions, problem-solving sessions, and laboratory and field exercises with hands-on use of instruments.

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Properly use the following types of air monitoring and sampling equipment:
    • Combustible gas indicators
    • Oxygen monitors
    • Detector tubes
    • Toxic gas monitors
    • Photoionization detectors
    • Flame ionization detectors
    • Gas chromatographs
    • Sampling pumps and collection media
    • Direct-reading aerosol monitors
  • Identify the operational parameters, limitations, and data interpretation requirements for the instruments listed above, plus chemical warfare agent detectors and certain field analytical technologies.
  • Identify the factors to be considered in the development of air monitoring and sampling plans.
  • Discuss the use of air monitoring data for the establishment of personnel and operations health and safety requirements.

Note: Calculators are recommended.

Continuing Education Units: 2.2
ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this event.  The current event contains 22 hours which can be claimed for CM credit.

In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; the ERTP will not be regularly printing or providing students hard copies of the course manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal printing or e-reading at:


Enrollment for this course is limited to EPA personnel or by invitation

*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*

Registration Status: Registration Open - Enrollment for this course is limited to EPA personnel or by invitation
Event Begins: August 31, 2021 at 8:00 AM
Event Ends: September 02, 2021 at 5:00 PM
For questions about this event, please contact: Registrar
Phone: 513-251-7669
This event will be held at: U.S. EPA - Region 1
5 Post Office Sq.
Room 0107, Leighton Hall
Boston, MA 02109
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Location Contact Information: Cosmo Caterino
Phone: 617-918-1264
Hotel Information
Hotel name and address: Arrangements for hotel accommodations, if needed, are the responsibility of individual participants.
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