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Sampling and evaluating airborne asbestos dust (582).

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1976 Jun; :1-157
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00148459
Abstract
The student manual for a course in sampling and evaluating airborne asbestos (1332214) dust is presented. The course, conducted by the NIOSH Division of Training and Manpower Development consists of lecture topics, demonstrations, and laboratory work. The lecture topics included asbestosis, sampling and calibration equipment, sampling procedures, asbestos structures as determined by microscopy, microscope use and calibration, counting procedure, and methods for identifying asbestos. Laboratory work includes pump calibration, use of the wet meter bubble buret, microscope preparation and slide mounting, and fiber counting. The manual contains the US Public Health Service/NIOSH method for evaluating airborne asbestos fibers, the Department of Labor and Food and Drug Administration rules and regulations governing asbestos exposure, the physiological aspects of asbestosis, descriptions of sampling and calibration equipment, guidelines for monitoring dust concentrations in the asbestos industry, procedures for use of microscopes and associated equipment, filter mounting procedures, counting procedures, and a calibration work sheet.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Air-sampling; Microscopy; Air-quality-monitoring; Air-contamination; Quantitative-analysis; Asbestos-fibers; Microscopic-analysis; Sampling-methods; Asbestos-industry
CAS No.
1332-21-4
Publication Date
19760601
Document Type
Other
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB85-246023
NTIS Price
A09
NIOSH Division
DTMD
Source Name
Division of Training and Manpower Development, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Cincinnati, Ohio, 157 pages, 13 references
State
OH
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