TEM Training Course


“Fundamentals of Asbestos by Transmission Electron Microscopy”

Course Dates: April 24 – 26, 2018

TEM image of chrysotile asbestos fibers
TEM image of chrysotile asbestos fibers

The course covers sample preparation, analysis and reporting for the AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act) method, the ASTM “Test Method for Airborne Asbestos Concentration in Ambient and Indoor Atmospheres… by TEM Direct Transfer” (ASTM Method D6281) and the ASTM Standard Dust Count Method (ASTM Method D5755). Information about the standard methods for the analysis of drinking water, the ASTM standard dust mass method (ASTM Method D5756), the NIOSH 7402 and AEM bulk and soil analysis will also be provided.


Who Should Attend: Analysts and laboratory managers who are involved with the analysis of samples for asbestos fibers. A basic knowledge of microscopy is helpful, but not required.

Class Size: Limited to 6 students to allow considerable hands-on microscopy experience with the methods.

Cost: $1500 – Lab fees, course materials & lunches are included in the cost of the course.

Key Topics:
Asbestos Basics
Air Methods
NIOSH 7402
ASTM D6281
Dust and Water Methods
Counting Guidelines
Identification of Asbestos by TEM
Analysis by TEM
Electron Diffraction
Air Sample Collection and Preparation

Registration Form
Printable Flyer

Course Instructors:
Steven P. Compton, Ph.D.
James R. Millette, Ph.D.
Course Location:

MVA Scientific Consultants
3300 Breckinridge Boulevard
Suite 400
Duluth, GA 30096

Call Dr. Compton at 770.662.8509


Links to Other Training:

MICA (PLM Training)
The Environmental Institute (Health & Safety Training)