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Vancouver Asbestos & Mold Testing Lab hosts IAQ/IH Sampling Workshop in British Columbia this Week

Vancouver, BC – WEBWIRE

EMSL Canada, Inc. is hosting an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Industrial Hygiene (IH) Sampling Workshop this Thursday, February 12, 2015. The workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Executive Hotel Conference Center located at 4201 Lougheed Highway in Burnaby, BC V5C 3Y6. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. for attendees.

Jason Dobranic, Ph.D., Vice President of Microbiology and Life Sciences at EMSL, is scheduled to cover the IAQ/Microbial Sampling section from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Topics for this section include: Introduction to Fungal Ecology, Sampling for Mold, Report Interpretation, Legionella Sampling & Analysis, Sampling for Sewage Bacteria, ERMI Mold Testing, Mycotoxin Sampling, Endotoxin Sampling and Indoor Allergen Sampling.

After lunch provided by EMSL, attendees will learn about IAQ Investigation Equipment from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Scott VanEtten, CIH, National Director of Industrial Hygiene at EMSL, will then go into detail about IH Sampling from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Topics for this segment include: Why to Sample, How to Select a Pump and Canister Type, Media Selection, What is TO-15 and Why it may be a Better IAQ Test, Odor Investigations, Chinese Drywall and Other Defective Building Product Evaluation, Formaldehyde and Case Studies.

Credits & Continuing Education:

  • CAHPI (BC) – 7.0  Membership Renewal Credits (MRC)
  • NYS Dept. of State Home Inspectors – 6.5 Credits
  • ACAC - 8.0 Recertification Credits (RC) - RC Registration # 09101401
  • BOMI - 8.0 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points
  • IICRC - 1.0 Cleaning/Restoration, Inspection or Master Categories (CEC)
  • InterNACHI – Approved, 8.0 Credits
  • NAHI – Approved, 8.0 Credits
  • ASHI - 6.5 Credits
  • CRBOH – 1.0 Maintenance Point
  • FL Mold Related Services – 7.0 Credits
  • RIA – 6.5 Credits
  • ABIH - Compliant

EMSL’s IAQ/IH Sampling Workshop costs $325 (CAD) per person. To register, please click here or contact Jennifer Mazonas at 1-888-958-8170 or email her at To view more details about this workshop, please download the PDF by clicking here.

To learn more about EMSL’s Laboratory services or for upcoming workshops, please visit, email or call (800) 220-3675.
About EMSL Canada, Inc.
EMSL Canada is an internationally recognized provider of environmental, indoor air quality and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.

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