Proficiency and Requirements
With employment length up to 60 months, able to handle very heavy sample load with excellent accuracy. The QA/QC rate is 25% to 50%. Certified with and able to provide training to NIOSH 7400 and NIOSH 582. Able to independently describe samples with 100% accuracy up to any number of layers. In terms of slide preparation, able to prepare all insulation samples correctly and with no supervision, and able to prepare all NOB samples. 100% correctness in color and content description of PLM bulk samples and able to provide training is needed. PLM Microscope skills include identifying Chrysotile, Amosite, Crocidolite, Actinolite, Tremolite, Anthophylite, Cellulose, Glass Fiber, Talc, Wallostonite, Polyethylene, Brucite, Sythetic Fibers, Mineral Wools
. 100% accuracy in recognizing morphology and color of the above types of asbestos and non-asbestos fibers. When measuring refractive indices, the allowed range is mo more than 0.001. Setting up microscopes and measuring sign of elongation independently, 95% conformance when measuring birefringence. Setting up microscope and measuring extinction independently. In regards to participation of PAT rounds, participate all QA/QC rounds and pass AIHA with 90% proficiency, NVLAP with 75% proficiency, and Inter-Lab Rounds and Intra-Lab Rounds with 95% proficiency. In terms of PLM testing Methods, thorough understanding of EPA 600/R-93/116, EPA 600/M4-82-020, OSHA ID 191, NIOSH 9002. Perform well and provide training for EPA Point Count, and gravimetric methods. Perform well in Beckline method, Dispersion Staining for both Central and Annular Methods. Daily routine for setting up and adiusting microscopes, and able to calibrate microscopes, and write procedures in needed.