This 2-day course instructs participants in the practices and procedures for monitoring airborne hazardous materials. It is designed for personnel who evaluate airborne releases of hazardous materials. Evaluation of worker exposure to these releases is emphasized.
Topics covered include air monitoring strategies, techniques, and equipment; instrument calibration; instrument limitations; exposure guidelines; air dispersion modeling; and health-and- safety considerations. The course will include operating procedures for specific air monitoring equipment, but students are encouraged to bring their own instruments to the course. The focus is on direct-reading instruments, but air sample collection and field analytical instruments are discussed.
Instructional methods include a combination of lectures, group discussions, problem-solving sessions, and hands-on use of instruments.
After completing the course, participants will be able to:
Properly use the following types of air monitoring equipment:
Combustible gas indicators
Toxic gas monitors
Flame ionization detectors
Identify the operational parameters, limitations, and data interpretation requirements for the instruments listed above, plus chemical warfare agent detectors, air sample collectors, and certain field analytical technologies.
Identify the factors to be considered in the development of air monitoring plans.
Discuss the use of air monitoring data for the establishment of personnel and operations health and safety requirements.
ABIH (American Board of Industrial Hygienists) has previously awarded CM (Certification Maintenance) credit for this event. The current event contains 15 hours which can be claimed for CM credit.Continuing
Education Units: 1.6
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
THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES.
*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*
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ERTP’s receipt of a Trainex course registration is a Registration Request, it is not a Guaranteed Enrollment in the Course. All ERTP training courses require applicant registration thru the Trainex system. Last minute course arrivals without prior ERTP Trainex course registration approval is not permitted. Before ERTP issues final approval to deliver any course and/or any EPA offices incurring expenses for the training event (including but not limited to EPA staff travel TA’s and/or ERTP training contractor expenses incurred), all EPA mandatory pre-approvals must all be met. The pre-approvals include (but are not limited to) the following:
• Training location’s availability;
• COVID status and/or other COVID Guidelines in effect for the location, as well as staff;
• Agency limitations, scrutiny, and approvals of ‘Conference Spending Requirements (known as the “5170”)’ for the specific training course(s) scheduled delivery timeframe;
• Weather (blizzard, hurricane, etc);
• Contractual number of available course training slots;
• EPA training location staff having priority registration over all other registrations; and/or
• Hosting site Training Coordinator approval.
In the event a course is subsequently postponed or canceled, or notification of registration cancellation is received, all EPA travel arrangements (airline/car rental/hotel) should be canceled in a timely manner. Registered students will receive a notification via email if/when a course is postponed and/or cancelled.
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