This is an intermediate three-day course 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​ will 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
  • Online access to NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
  • 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 Board for Global EHS Credentialing® (BGC®) prerequisite to sit for the CIH Exam

Course Fees

Early Registration​ - 30 days before the course start date$1100$1200
Standard Registration​$1300$1400
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​

Course information

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
AIHA Road Courses Registration Consent Clauses

By registering for an AIHA Road Course, you agree AIHA's Consent Clauses.

Accommodations and Travel Information

Attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.

Hotels in the area include:

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.​​​


Contact Erin Breece, Program Director, Education, 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​​