4-Gas Monitor - PID Field Use

Developed by AIHA’s Real-Time Detection Systems Committee

May 21, 2016 - Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD

Who Should Take this Course?

  • First responders, fire fighters, environmental field workers and persons who may be doing confined space entries

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
    • Cross-sensitivities
    • 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.

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.
For full course details and registraiton please click here.
8 Contact Hours / 0.8 CEUs