Air Sampling Fundamentals for the Workplace

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Air Sampling Fundamentals for the Workplace

Course Description

This one-day course will provide an opportunity for both general industry and construction businesses to learn about and explore the available strategies for workplace air monitoring. In this succinct, facilitated, and interactive course, gain the knowledge you need to conduct an air-monitoring survey of your workplace for a variety of reasons. These include compliance with OSHA, state, or insurance requirements; response to a complaint; evaluation of controls; and selection of appropriate personal protective equipment or respiratory protection. The topics in this course go hand-in-hand with OTI 2225P: Respiratory Protection. Both courses are generally scheduled during the same week so you can attend both.

Course Content


  • Introduction to air contaminants – types and properties
  • Why sample?


  • Types – passive, active, direct
  • Media and equipment selection
  • Calibration


  • Methods
  • Running a survey
  • Demonstration


  • Selection
  • Calibration
  • Sample collection
  • Documentation


  • Analysis and interpretations
  • Communication
  • Resources
Requirements & Materials
Important Information

Are you approved for VA Education Benefits?  The certificate program associated with this course, if offered in classrom format and on the Atlanta campus only, is approved for VA Education Benefits. Courses delivered in an online format or outside the Atlanta campus are not eligible for VA benefits. Details and eligible programs can be viewed from this link.


Attendees will each receive a course notebook with copies of the handouts.

Session Details

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for general industry and construction workers who want to learn about workplace air monitoring.

OSHA professionals working on jobsite

What You Will Learn

  • The purposes of air sampling
  • Air sampling techniques and methodologies
  • Common types of workplace air contaminants
Occupational safety and health professionals collaborating on job site

How You Will Benefit

  • Gain familiarity with different types of air-sampling equipment.
  • Practice calibration and sampling techniques with air-sampling equipment.
  • Understand how to calculate time-weighted averages (TWA) and interpret laboratory results.
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We enable employers to provide specialized, on-location training on their own timetables. Our world-renowned experts can create unique content that meets your employees' specific needs. We also have the ability to deliver courses via web conferencing or on-demand online videos. For 15 or more students, it is more cost-effective for us to come to you.

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  • Flexible Schedule
  • Group Training
  • Customize Content
  • On-Site Training
  • Earn a Certificate
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