HAZWOPER: Exposure Monitoring & Sampling


This HAZWOPER training course is designed to acquaint the employee with the Medical Program including the types of exams required, emergency and non-emergency treatment, medical records available, and symptoms to watch for that may indicate injury or illness while working with hazardous substances during hazardous waste cleanup or emergency response operations.

Course Overview

This HAZWOPER training course is designed to teach learners the purpose, advantages and disadvantages of exposure monitoring and sampling, types and frequency of monitoring and sampling, the instruments used along with calibration and maintenance requirements, methods available for obtaining samples, and the importance of recognizing result data and keeping accurate records of samples collected.

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss the purpose of monitoring and sampling and what hazards are detectable
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of both monitoring and sampling
  • List different types of monitoring and sampling including air, personal, and environmental
  • Describe the frequency of monitoring and sampling including initial and periodic
  • Describe the instruments used for monitoring and calibration and maintenance requirements
  • Identify several sampling methods, ways to prepare for sampling, and how to preserve samples including the chain of custody
  • Discuss the importance of analyzing the data from monitoring and sampling, understanding what factors may affect the data, and keeping records associated with monitoring and sampling

Course Topics

  • Monitoring & Sampling Basics
  • Air Monitoring & Sampling
  • Personal & Environmental Sampling
  • Periodic Monitoring & Sampling
  • After Commencing Hazardous Waste Cleanup
  • Before & During Confined Space Entry
  • Monitoring Instruments
  • Calibration & Maintenance
  • Sample Packaging, Preservation, & Tracking
  • Monitoring & Sampling Results
  • Record-keeping