TEM TRAINING COURSE

“Fundamentals of Asbestos by Transmission Electron Microscopy”

Chrysotile

TEM image of chrysotile asbestos fibers


Course Dates: To Be Determined

The course covers sample preparation, analysis and reporting for the AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act) method, the ASTM “Test Method for Airborne Asbestos Concentration in Ambient and Indoor Atmospheres… by TEM Direct Transfer” (ASTM Method D6281) and the ASTM Standard Dust Count Method (ASTM Method D5755). Information about the standard methods for the analysis of drinking water, the ASTM standard dust mass method (ASTM Method D5756), the NIOSH 7402 and AEM bulk and soil analysis will also be provided.

Who Should Attend: Analysts and laboratory managers who are involved with the analysis of samples for asbestos fibers. A basic knowledge of microscopy is helpful, but not required.

Class Size: Limited to 6 students to allow considerable hands-on microscopy experience with the methods.

Cost: $1500 – Lab fees, course materials & lunches are included in the cost of the course.


Key Topics:
Asbestos Basics
Air Methods
      AHERA
      NIOSH 7402
      ISO10312
      ASTM D6281
Dust and Water Methods
Counting Guidelines
Identification of Asbestos by TEM
      Analysis by TEM
      Electron Diffraction
      EDXA
      Calibrations
Air Sample Collection and Preparation
Reporting
Course Instructors:
James R. Millette, Ph.D.
Steven P. Compton, Ph.D.

Course Location:
MVA Scientific Consultants
3300 Breckinridge Boulevard
Suite 400
Duluth, GA 30096

Questions:
Call Dr. Millette at 770.662.8509

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Links to Other Training:      MICA (PLM Training)        The Environmental Institute (Health & Safety Training)