10-23-2023 - NIOSH 582 - Sampling and Evaluating Airborne Asbestos Fibers - West Springfield, MA

Training Provider: Atlas Technical Consultants LLC - Massachusetts

Dates: MO Oct 23, TU Oct 24, WE Oct 25, TH Oct 26, FR Oct 27 from 8:00am to 4:00pm

Location: West Springfield, MA

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Why Should You Take This NIOSH 582 - Sampling and Evaluating Airborne Asbestos Fibers course?

Federal and state regulations require specific training for personnel involved in asbestos management. This NIOSH 582 Equivalent course covers the OSHA and AHERA training and licensing requirements for Asbestos Air Monitors. Students will learn NIOSH-approved methods of collecting and evaluating airborne asbestos samples in occupational settings.


Please Note: This course includes statistics and sampling-related mathematics, calibration of air sampling equipment, and set-up and use of the phase contrast microscope. It is helpful if students have a good background in basic algebra and the ability to use a calculator with square and square-root functions. Hands-on exercises complement the practical instruction on asbestos air sample analysis. Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive a certificate that may be used for licensing purposes.


Who Should Attend This Course?

Microscopists, air sampling technicians, and industrial hygienists whose jobs include sampling and analyzing for asbestos fibers, fiberglass and man-made mineral fibers will benefit most from this course. This course is OSHA approved for asbestos abatement training. This course requires notification to state regulatory authorities and may be used for licensing as an asbestos abatement professional. 


Topics To Be Covered Include:

  • Federal, State, and Local Regulations Related to Air Monitoring
  • Overview of NIOSH Method #7400 and OSHA Reference Method 
  • Characteristics and Uses of Asbestos Fibers
  • Health Hazards of Asbestos Exposure
  • PCM vs. TEM Comparison
  • PCM Microscope Components and Their Function
  • Fibercounting Techniques
  • Microscope Set-Up and Calibration
  • Airflow Calibration
  • Sample Collection Techniques
  • Filter Mounting
  • Asbestos Counting


Please Note:  Students learn methods for the collection and quantitation of ambient air samples and personnel exposure. Students must pass the written final exam; complete in-class practical projects and quizzes; evaluate the required number of samples; and demonstrate proficiency in microscope alignment, calibration, and use.


CertificatesSame day as course completion
ParkingFree parking. Park in the back of the building.
FoodCoffee provided
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73 William Franks Drive, West Springfield, MA 01089

MO Oct 23, TU Oct 24, WE Oct 25, TH Oct 26, FR Oct 27 from 8:00am to 4:00pm

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ATC Group Services LLC leads the nation in delivering results-driven Environmental and Health & Safety Training and we've trained tens of thousands across the country and around the world to prove it. Tracking complex and ever-changing regulations, then translating them into effective programs is our specialty. We'll teach you how to properly identify, assess, and mitigate environmental hazards while you earn certification maintenance credits. We can customize a course and come to you no matter where you are around the world. Or, you can attend our classroom training offered at one of our many locations. You'll find course offerings on such subjects as Asbestos, Environmental Site Assessments, Lead-Based Paint, Hazardous Waste, Emergency Response and Safety, Storm Water Management, and Intrusion and Mold.

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