AIHce Indianapolis



PDC 603
Exposure Assessment Using Whole-Air Sampling Techniques - SOLD OUT

introductory | .67 CM Point/ 4 Contact Hours/ 0.5 CEU/COC Point | Sunday | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Limit: 50

Exposure Assessment Strategies, Sampling and Laboratory Analysis

Whole-air sampling is a growing alternative to traditional tube and pump sampling in a number of important IH exposure assessment strategies. Using this technique will allow IHs to decrease the time needed to collect air samples while increasing the amount of information obtained from each sample. This PDC will introduce the IH to the concepts and techniques needed to make the transition to whole air sampling, including advantages and disadvantages of each type of sampler; choice and proper use of whole-air samplers for various exposure assessments; case studies illustrating the utility of whole-air sampling; the laboratory analysis of whole-air samples; and OSHA’s use of whole-air sampling and potential future uses of the technique.

Basic computation and evaluation skills required.

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

  • Determine how OSHA is using whole air techniques to evaluate exposure assessment.
  • Describe the different types of whole air sampling techniques and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Explain the laboratory analysis of whole air samples.
  • Discuss proper field sampling applications and techniques.


  • Government Perspective of Exposure Assessment using Whole Air Techniques
  • Whole Air Sampling — Media and Handling Considerations
  • Field Sampling Techniques and Considerations, Field Case Studies
  • Laboratory Analysis of Whole Air Samples

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

  • Hands-on demonstrations and practicum

Important PDC dates:

  • May 18 — E-handout download instructions are e-mailed.
  • June 1  — Contact the AIHA if you have not received your e-handout e-mail.
  • June 1  — AIHce 2012 online communities for collaborative learning open.
  • June 15-17 — AIHce 2012 PDCs are presented. Participants must bring a printed or electronic copy of their PDC handout.
  • August 31 — AIHce 2012 online communities for collaborative learning close.
  • August 27 Educational transcripts updated and available for download