PDC 1001: Introduction to New Knowledge for Real-Time Detection Systems Equipment – NEW!

CAPT Joselito Ignacio, CIH, CSP, MPH, REHS Lead Instructor
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC 
United States of America
Justine Parker, CIH, CSP, CHMM, CPH Instructor
Cardno ChemRisk
Boulder, CO 
United States of America
Ying Zhen, CIH, CSP Instructor
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Astoria, NY 
United States of America
Thu, 6/4: 1:00 PM  - 5:00 PM 
Professional Development Course 
Georgia World Congress Center - Building B 
Room: B203 
CM Credit Hours: 3.5 


This PDC will include an overview of the new Body of Knowledge (BOK) on real-time detection systems designed by part of the development team of the BOK. In addition, this course provides guidance to industrial hygienists, IH managers, and directors on how to implement the BOK into their existing policies and programs. The BOK is a tool to educate users of real-time detection systems and clearly define the minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) needed to use a real-time detection systems instrument. There are four tiers of users of in real-time detection: 1) Tier 1 is the Basic user (e.g., a law enforcement officer); 2) Tier 2 is the intermediate user (e.g., a person with instrument calibration and maintenance responsibility at a firehouse); 3) Tier 3 is the Specialist user (e.g., an Industrial Hygienist using DRI for exposure assessment); and 4) Tier 4 is the Advance user (e.g., a testifying subject matter expert in DRI). The KSAs for each tier will be reviewed and discussed. This course will provide both a framework for those managing real-time detection systems equipment in their workplace and a barometer for the consulting IH on required proficiencies for real-time equipment.

Course Outline

• Case Study of Worker Death Using Direct Read Instrumentation
• Introduction to the Body of Knowledge (BOK)
• Assessment of Skills – Tiers 1- 4
• Review the KSAs
• Understand the BOK is Setting the Bar in User Knowledge
• Provide Tips for Implementation into Work Policies and Procedures
• Assessing Proficiencies in Your Own Individual Knowledge and Those of the Teams You Manage
• Class Discussion

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

• Apply the BOK on real time detection to their work place policies and procedures.
• Employ the KSAs described in the BOK as an evaluation tool for themselves or those they supervise.
• Design training that includes all of the elements of the BOK.

Course Level


Learning Aids


Learning Level(s)



Protective Clothing and Equipment/Respiratory Protection
Sensor Technologies

Transfer of Knowledge

Hands-on demonstrations and practicum