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Anthrax Surface Sampling Instructor Guide


May 2015
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2015-187
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This training provides instructions for the collection of environmental Bacillus anthracis spores, or anthrax, from nonporous surfaces using macrofoam swabs and cellulose sponges. Read the entire Instructor Guide before facilitating Anthrax Surface Sampling training. There are materials and supplies that must be included in the training, some of which require preparation in advance. The training consists of a segment of lecture with demonstration, followed by guided practice (Exercise), where the instructor and an experienced sampler will observe and coach participants as they perform practice sampling.