Half Day PDC on Aerosol Sampling and Analytical Methods by Martin Harper, PhD, NIOSH

Chesapeake AIHA Local Section

Half Day PDC on Aerosol Sampling and Analytical Methods (with Breakfast)

Thursday, November 19, 2015 – 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM


Presented by Martin Harper, PhD, NIOSH

Please join us for a 4-hour course on aerosol sampling and analytical methods with the following content:

  • History of aerosol sampling
  • Sampling conventions and exposure limits
  • Inhalable/Thoracic/Respirable sampling and samplers
  • Specific issues:
    •  “Total” and “inhalable” sampling
    •  High flow-rate sampling for silica
    •  New NIOSH methods for mineral acids

Issues of analytical procedures and quality assurance will be discussed as they relate to the selection of sampling methods. In addition, there will be short discussions on recent developments in other topics of interest, such as metalworking fluids, isocyanates, semi-volatiles (pesticides and PAHs), ultrafine sampling and biological aerosols.


About the Presenter:
Dr. Martin Harper is Chief of the Exposure Assessment Branch in the Health Effects Laboratory Division of NIOSH in Morgantown, WV, where he has worked for the past 12 years. He has degrees and diplomas in geology, environmental science, pollution control, analytical chemistry and occupational health. He is a CIH and Fellow of the AIHA; he is also a Chartered Chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has taught in the industrial hygiene programs of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of the West Indies and has a current adjunct appointment at West Virginia University. He has presented many professional development courses in the USA and in 22 other countries.

Cost:  (includes hot breakfast): $40 students, $50 members, $75 non-members*

*For $25, non-members can purchase local section membership for remainder of 2015 calendar year AND all of 2016.

Tickets and reservations can be purchased via Eventbright.


Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel

10 Burke Ave

Towson, MD 21204

Free parking!


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