Designing effective air sampling strategies

This exercise has been designed to:

  • Enable you to review the principles associated with the applied science of air sampling in the workplace, and
  • Give you practice with making choices as to the most appropriate sampling strategy under a variety of occupational scenarios.

The sections are structured to build on one another, so it is recommended that you proceed from start to finish in the following order:

  1. Introduction
  2. Do I need to sample?
  3. What kind of sample?
  4. What method?
  5. When and for how long?
  6. Whom and where to sample?
  7. How many samples?
  8. Interpreting the results
  9. Summary