1. Laboratory Services
    1. Mold Services: Air
    2. Mold Services: Surface
    3. Bacteria Services: Air
    4. Bacteria Services: Surface
    5. Asbestos Services
    6. USP Services
    7. PCR Services
    8. Allergen ELISA Services
    9. Other Lab Services
    10. USP 797 Testing
    11. Legionella Water Testing
    12. ERMI Testing
    13. Materials Testing
  2. Additional Services
    1. Webinars: IAQ Training Courses
    2. Mobile App for iPhone & Android
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    5. Technical Papers
    6. MicroLabs
    7. MoldRANGE™ Report
    8. MoldRANGE™ California Climate Report
    9. MoldRANGE™ Local Climate Report
    10. MoldRANGE™ CFA Report
    11. MoldSCORE™ Report
    12. Risk Assessment Training Courses
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Environmental Risk Assessment Training Courses

EMLab P&K's Risk Assessment Pathogen Program (RAPP)

EMLab P&K's Risk Assessment Pathogen Program (RAPP) offers training courses including in-person seminars and live webinars on topics such as infection control, bacteriology, and USP <797>.

Environmental Risk Assessment Courses Recommended for:
Mechanical Engineers and Contractors, HVAC Contractors, Architects, Mechanical Consultants, Infection Control Risk Managers, Registered Nurses, Facility Managers, Industrial Hygienists, Healthcare Administrators, and Hospital Administrators.

Our Environmental Risk Assessment training courses were developed for professionals with a moderate level of experience in the IAQ field. You will learn about and discuss industry trends and IAQ methodologies with informed IAQ professionals. Training courses are taught by industry leaders including Dr. Harriet Burge and Dr. Michael Berg.

Infection Control Training Course

The Fundamentals of Infection Control in Health Care Facilities.
This infection control course introduces you to the significant problem of infection control, emerging infectious diseases, MRSA and exposure risks. You will learn typical industry terms and phrases, especially those that polarize staff attitudes. You will also learn essential background information about HVAC and Mechanical systems, maintenance, environmental hygiene, design, and analysis of building problems. You will develop an understanding of the problem and how it affects your profession in performance, client retention, and legal risks. The discussion reviews common problems professionals encounter and strategies for business owners.

Infection Control Course Objectives:

  • Understand infection control issues as it relates to healthcare facilities
  • Establish an overview about infection control in different industries
  • Establish the importance of a planned strategy and approach to information gathering and policy
  • Establish the importance of protocol and policy
  • Examine the importance and difference of identification of "pollutant sources" and "pollutant pathways" in the identification and isolation of building problems
  • Understand infection control policy, trending and monitoring

Bacteria, Sampling, and Data Interpretation

This bacteriology course provides a unique and valuable opportunity to meet, learn from, and discuss your questions with an industry leading laboratory with decades of experience in bacterial analysis and IAQ investigations. This seminar was developed for IAQ professionals with a moderate level of experience. You will learn about and discuss industry trends and IAQ methodologies. You will learn about the background and role of bacteria, human health effects, and sampling and analytical methods. This training course is highly recommended if you need to implement a bacterial sampling program or if you have questions about the bacterial analyses offered by EMLab P&K.

Bacteria Course Topics include:

  • Introduction to bacteria
  • Distribution and role of bacteria in the natural environment
  • Bacteria that commonly colonize people
  • Health effects of bacteria (overview)
  • Sampling and analytical methods for bacteria (overview)
  • Legionella and Legionnaires' disease
  • MRSA in health care settings
  • Sewage: evaluating hazards

USP <797> and Environmental Sampling

The USP <797> training course provides information regarding the background and purpose of USP <797> and will discuss designing and executing a USP <797> sampling regimen. This seminar is highly recommended for anyone who needs to implement a USP <797> sampling program or has questions about the USP <797> analysis offered by EMLab P&K. Learn more about USP <797>.

USP <797> Course Topics include:

  • History and background of USP <797>
  • Where USP <797> regulation applies
  • How to determine what types of testing are needed
  • Designing and implementing a testing regimen
  • Interpreting data
  • Investigation and remediation of detected contamination

Interested in Environmental Risk Assessment Training?

Contact us for our current risk assessment training courses. Does your company prefer private training for employees in your area? Contact us to make arrangements. We are also continually adding new locations for our risk assessment training courses.

We look forward to seeing you at the next environmental risk assessment training course!

Training Course Instructors

Dr. Harriet Burge
EMLab P&K's Director of Aerobiology

Dr. Harriet Burge is widely considered to be the leading expert in Indoor Air Quality, and pioneered mold investigations in indoor environments. She has served as a member of three National Academy of Sciences committees for indoor air quality, including as vice-chair of the Committee on the Health Effects of Indoor Allergens, and is currently chairing the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Damp Buildings and Health. Dr. Burge serves on the Board of Directors of the New England Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology and the American College of Allergy and Immunology and was a member of the ASHRAE Standard 62 (Ventilation for Indoor Air Quality) Committee. She has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers on bioaerosols, fungi and respiratory health, and is the author of several books relating to allergies and air quality.

Dr. Michael Berg
EMLab P&K's Technical Director

Dr. Michael Berg joined EMLab P&K in 2005 and worked as Department Manager and Regional Director before taking the position of Technical Director. He holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. Dr. Berg researched plant pathology and plant genetics as postdoctoral fellow at Oklahoma State University. He also worked in fungicide research for BASF in Germany. Dr. Berg has published his work in peer reviewed journals and presented at national and international meetings. Dr. Berg also authors technical newsletters in the Environmental Reporter and speaks at workshops and meetings for IAQA and ECA New York.