An AIHA® Registry Preparation Course
Developed by AIHA’s Real-Time Detection Systems
18, 2013 at AIHce, Montreal, Canada
Who Should Take this Course?
- First responders, fire fighters, environmental field workers and persons who may be doing confined space entries
- Persons preparing to take the competency assessment for the AIHA 4-Gas/PID Registry Program
What Can You Expect to Learn?
Using case studies and real-life scenarios, this course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to:
- Select and correctly use the right 4-gas meter and/or photoionization detector (PID) to assess field conditions and potential worker exposures
- Identify chemicals’ structures and physical properties that are important for sampling and interpreting results
- Understand the use and limitations of the common types of sensors, including:
- Interpreting sensor specifications
- Sensor failures and their causes
- Understand the use and limitations of PIDs and interpretation of PID readings
- Use instrument readings to assist in making decisions
- Understand the why, when and how of instrument calibration vs. functional and calibration checks
- Use data logging in complex situations and for assistance in exposure assessment
Interested in becoming a trainer in this area? Check out the AIHA Train-the-Trainer course being offered at AIHce. This course will cover all of the information in this one-day program plus provide you with the additional information needed to successfully deliver the material to your employees or customers who are using 4-gas meters and/or PIDs.
The competency assessment consists of a written portion and a hands-on practicum. Persons who successfully pass both portions of the competency assessment will be eligible for the Registered Operator credential. Visit AIHA Registry Programs
for additional information.
Participants must bring their own meter. Any make and model of the 4-gas meter is acceptable for use in this course and will be used mainly in the practicum. This course is not a hands-on instruction class for the basic usage of your meter; participants should come to the course with working knowledge of their meter.
8 Contact Hours / 1.0 CEUs / COCs