Industrial Hygiene Primer: Sampling and Monitoring of Workplace Hazards (Part 2)

Monday, February 17, 2014
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

University of British Columbia
SPPH Room B104
2206 East Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z3

Course Overview: 

This course follows Sampling and Monitoring of Workplace Hazards (Part 1) course held on November 18, 2013.

In Part 1 of this course, participants will have gained a greater understanding of when and what type of exposure monitoring is appropriate, how to develop an exposure monitoring strategy, and the theory of how to carry out exposure monitoring for chemical, biological and physical hazards frequently encountered in the workplace. In Part 2 of this course, participants will get a chance to use the information in Part 1 in practice in a laboratory setting.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction
  2. Review of sampling theory
  3. Sampling form and COC
  4. Air sampling stations
    • Chemical – gas/vapour (Group 1) – sorbent tube, dual flow, colourimetric, badge
    • Particulate (Group 2)- total, inhalable and respirable
    • Biological (Group 3) – Andersen, sporetrap, RCS

    Each group will have practice with set-up of pump and sampling train; calibration; set-up of samples and practice taking samples; fill out COC; post-sampling handling

  5. Real-time monitors
    • Aerosol – dust trak; indoor air quality monitor – Q-trak
    • Noise – sound-level meter; noise dosimeter
    • Gas/vapour – single, multigas monitor, PID
  6. Course wrap-up, evaluations



Important: Course 2 (Sampling and Monitoring of Workplace Hazards Part 1) is a prerequisite of this course.  Enrollment without having taken Part 1 is only by permission of the instructors c/o UBC SPPH Continuing Education director.  Part 2 will not be reviewing the Part 1 course held on November 18, 2013.  Please direct any inquiries to Lydia Ma.



Applications for certification maintenance (CM) points have been made to the following organizations:

American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH): This course contains 7.5 continuing education contact hours which CIHs may claim for credit.  See American Board of Industrial Hygiene website for CM criteria.  ABIH no longer issues approval numbers.

Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP):  This course contains 7.5 technical hours and may be eligible for BCRSP CM points.  See BCRSP website for CM point criteria.

Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH): 1.25 registration maintenance points; award #2014-03

Canadian Society of Safety Engineers (CSSE): 8 CHSC maintenance points


This policy is in effect once online registration is submitted. Cancellation and delegate substitution must be notified in writing. Refund, less a cancellation fee of CAD100, can be issued up to 10 business days prior to the start of the respective course date. All cancellations received thereafter are non-refundable (sorry, no exceptions). Participant substitutions are permitted with 48-hour notice without additional fee. UBC School of Population & Public Health reserves the right to cancel this course or to substitute instructors as necessary. If the event is cancelled for any reason, UBC assumes liability limited to a refund of the registration fee paid only.



A number of on-campus lodging options are available.  Please contact Lydia Ma for further information.