This book provides environmental technicians with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist a site characterization project planner in the sampling and monitoring process. The technician will learn how interpret lab reports, including the validation of quality control data, prepare samples for transport to the laboratory, prepare to go onsite for a sampling event, document field activities and much more.
About the Author The Hazardous Materials Training and Research Institute (HMTRI) is a non-profit organization established in 1987 by two Iowa community colleges who have long been active in environmental health and safety education and training. The colleges are Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, and the Eastern Iowa Community College District headquartered in Davenport. HMTRI is recognized as one of a select number of national centers of excellence in the environmental field by several federal agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and the State of Iowa.