High-efficiency particulate air filtration (HEPA) systems are the last line of defence to keep radioactive material from entering the environment and potentially causing harm to the public and the environment.

But high-efficiency particulate air filtration (HEPA) systems come in as many as 10-15 different styles and sizes, depending on the application. And changeout of filters is performed to specific procedures that must be followed exactly as written. Without specialized training of maintenance personnel, there is no assurance that the filter systems will operate successfully to protect the public and the environment.

Harvard School of Public Health’s In-Place Filter Testing Workshop provides the skills and hands-on training needed to meet the daily challenges of working with nuclear air- and gas-cleaning systems. The workshop, which has run for 40 years, takes place in Boston, Massachusetts from 11-15 August 2014. Click here for more information.

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