Developed by AIHA’s Real-Time Detection Systems Committee
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
- 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.
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8 Contact Hours / 0.8 CEUs