This course is for an extra 8hr day dedicated to microscopy to be added on to the tail end of the Air Monitoring Specialist (AMS) initial training course. This additional day of training is intended to be combined with materials already taught in the AMS course to provide the student with adequate knowledge equivalent to a NIOSH 582e course.
This training is targeted towards individuals that may be performing onsite PCM analysis of asbestos fibers in remote locations away from established laboratories. Topics include proper equipment selection, calibration of equipment, sampling procedure, sample preparation, analytical methods, calculation of results, quality assurance and quality control. This course includes hands on activities that give students an in-depth background and understanding of this NIOSH method. College level algebra and physics are helpful.
At the end of the course, a written exam measures the student’s level of technical understanding. Those who successfully complete the written exam (passing grade of 70% or better) and attend all class hours, will be eligible to receive a NIOSH 582e certificate.
*Pre-requisite: Student MUST have Air Monitoring Specialist certification. If you are looking for the full 40hr. NIOSH class, please click here.
*Student must bring the following to class:
- PCM Contrast Microscope
- HSE/NPL Phase Shift Test Slide
- Acetone Vaporizer
- Scalpel Handle and Blade
- 1 cc and 3 cc Syringe
- Acetone (Reagent Grade)
- 3 Station Counter
- 1 oz Cover Slips
- Gross Slides
- Forceps / Tweezers
- Lens Paper
- Centering Telescope Graticule
- Green Filter
- Walton Beckett Graticule