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Volatile Organic Compound Inspection and Sampling

Course Cost:  $85.00

Course Value
Ever been in an office or at a clients' home where your eyes start to get a burning sensation? Have you performed a mold inspection and the results come back with no mold, but your client still has symptoms? Did you know that high humidity levels can cause presswood products to emanate VOC's and formaldehyde?

VOC's play a major part in sick building syndrome. VOC's also have Threshold Limit Values so you can explain to your client if there is a potential problem.

When sampling for VOC contamination, if you are using a lab for the analysis of the sample, typically the lab will send you the pump and media at no cost. The average charge for an inspection and sampling starts at $300 per sample and goes up from there.


Syllabus
Introduction to VOC
    What are VOC's
    Environmental Concerns
    Health Effects
    Route of Entry
    Types of Exposure
    Regulatory Standards and Guidelines
    Origin and Sources of VOC's
VOC Gases
    Types of Gases
    Health Effects of Each Gas
    Threshold Limit Values (TLV), Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL), Time Weighted Average (TWA)
Sampling/Measuring VOC Levels
    Backgound
    TO-15 Sampling
    Photo Ionizing Detectors (PID's)
    Recommendations
Sick Building Syndrome and Building Related Illness
    Overview
    Building investigation procedures
    Overview of building remediation
    Diagnostic Checklist

 


Continuing Education Credits
CEU's for this style of learning are available for the following professional organizations;
    AmIAQC - PENDING
    InterNACHI - 3 CEU's