Exposure and Chemical Monitoring - Beyond IH Fundamentals

Meet yo​ur professional development goals through Face-to-Face education

Building on IH fundamentals​, this intermediate three-day course is designed to provide additional training and knowledge in the aspects of industrial hygiene chemical monitoring through group exercises and discussion. Attendees work in groups of four and build on their knowledge gained in the Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene course. Each group is assigned to a department of a fictitious company. The groups​ review SDS, identify similar exposure groups (SEG), conduct qualitative assessments, design quantitative sampling plans based on OSHA and NIOSH sampling methods (both direct reading and integrated sampling), calibrate equipment, prepare laboratory analysis requests, interpret monitoring results (SAE, mixture rule, extended shift OEL), identify potential control measures, and then communicate the results to both management and workers.

Value Added Items

  • Most recent TLVs® and BEI® from ACGIH®
  • Electronic course manual (see details below)
  • Most recent AIHA® ERPG and WEEL Handbook
  • NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards on flash drive
  • Industrial Hygiene Desk Reference Card
  • Instructor-led discussions of case studies/real-life experiences
  • Interactive workshops and question and answer sessions
  • 24 contact hours which may be counted toward the American Board of Industrial Hygiene’s (ABIH) prerequisite to sit for the CIH Exam

Course Fees

Item​ Member​ Non-member
Early Registration​ - 30 days before course start date $995 $1100
Standard Registration​ $1200 $1300
Electronic Handout​ included​ included​
Substitution​ no charge​ no charge​
Transfer - same year​ no charge​ no charge​
Transfer - next year​ $50​ $50​
Cancellation (3 weeks in advance)​ $100​ $100​

Learning Aids

Each participant MUST bring a scientific calculator and laptop computer.

Learning Outcomes

Upon course completion, attendees will be able to:

  • Apply the concept of Similar Exposure Groups (SEG).
  • Conduct a Qualitative Exposure Assessment for an SEG.
  • Demonstrate the ability to properly calibrate exposure monitoring equipment.
  • Determine​ the appropriate sample flow rates, time and volume using validated sampling, and analytical methods.
  • Properly apply the appropriate sample results calculations for interpreting exposure data and comparing the results to the applicable exposure limits.
  • Discuss and demonstrate effective communication techniques for explaining results to employees and management.


Day 1-Monday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

  • Participant Introductions and Course Objectives
  • IH Exposure Assessment Overview
  • Occupational Exposure Limits Review
  • Qualitative Exposure Assessments and Workshop
  • Introduction to Exposure Modeling and Workshop
  • Quantitative Assessments Overview

Day 2-Tuesday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

  • Direct Reading Instrument Review
  • Integrated Sampling Review
  • Design of Sampling Strategy Workshop
  • Equipment Calibration Principles Review and Workshop
  • Interpreting Sampling Results

Day 3-Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

  • Reassessment Plan
  • Control Options/Corrective Actions
  • Non-Manufacturing Assessments—Offices, Labs, etc.
  • Results Communication Review
  • Results Communication Preparation and Presentations
  • Course Summary

Topic Areas of Focus

  • Occupational Exposure
  • Qualitative Exposure Assessment
  • Equipment Calibration
  • Sampling

Transfer of Knowledge

Instructors will evaluate participants' understanding of the materials presented based on:

  • Hands-on demonstrations and practicum
  • Workshops
  • Group activities

Electronic Handouts

Complete course materials will be provided electronically. Electronic handouts may be downloaded from the web; electricity will be provided in meeting rooms for laptop use.

Paperless handouts offer participants a variety of benefits:

  • Course handouts will be emailed two weeks prior to the course. This allows last-minute and current OEHS information to be incorporated.
  • Use of PDF files allows participants to view detailed images and content on each page.
  • Bookmarks provide a table of contents to better navigate materials; information will be completely searchable.
  • Live links provide instant access to additional references.
  • Ability to add comments and take notes in the electronic handout.
  • Convenient, portable handouts are easily stored, referenced, managed and retained.
  • Negative environmental impact is reduced by giving participants an option to save, transfer files to a laptop or other device, or print all or a portion of the material.
  • Electronic handouts are included in the course fee.

Transfers, Substitutions & Cancellations

All transfers, cancellations, and/or substitutions must be received in writing.

  • Transfers to an alternate date of the course offering can be made at any time within the same calendar year.
  • Transfers made to the following year may incur an additional $50 administrative fee.
  • Substitutions may be made at anytime.
  • Cancellations received 3 weeks prior to the start of the course will be given a refund, minus a $100 cancellation fee. Any cancellation received within 3 weeks of the start of the course will not receive a refund.
  • If you fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire course registration fee.
  • AIHA acknowledges that education is an important investment for you and your company. If you must cancel due to extenuating circumstances, please contact the education department directly at +1 703-846-0749, or e-mail Erin Breece.

Accommodations and Transportation Information

Attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. While unlikely, AIHA reserves the right to cancel a course 30 days prior to the start of the course. In the event of cancellation, you will be issued a full refund.​​​

Need to pay by check or be invoiced?

Please download our registration form and fax, +1-703-207-3561, or email us a copy.


Contact Erin Breece, Program Director, Education​. Telephone: +1 703-846-0749




"This was a very high quality course and very clearly presented. Dianne and her team did an excellent job presenting the information and taking care of all the details. SafeX's facilities are excellent and I cannot say enough positives about the overall learning experience, setting and people."
- Aaron Wagner, MS, CIH

A very good class to develop IH management strategies and quantitative techniques.”
- Royal Eckstein, Industrial Hygienist, U.S. Air Force Reserve, Milwaukee, WI

This course has been very informative on conducting qualitative/quantitative assessments and provides tips on how to communicate the results to employees and management.”
- Freddie Kight, Safety Advisor, Battelle, Columbus, OH