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Field-portable spectroscopy.

Authors
Ashley-K
Source
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 2003 Jan; 18(1):10-15
NIOSHTIC No.
20022193
Abstract
Field-portable methods for monitoring airborne contaminants and toxins in the workplace have received increasing: attention in recent years. A number of portable monitors for airborne contaminants have been available commercially for many years. However, new developments may provide for on-site compliance monitoring, which has heretofore been more the exception than the rule. The ability to conduct measurements on-site in the occupational setting offers significant advantages. Field-portable methods are often desired so that decisions regarding worker protection, engineering controls, etc., can be made quickly. The capability for rapid decision making offered by on-site monitoring can help save costs, and also offers a means to assess, and thereby, prevent, worker overexposures to toxic s substances in a timely manner. Field-based monitoring is especially useful for applications in the construction industry, in agriculture, and in other industries where jobs may be short-term and the workforce is transient. On-site techniques can also be beneficial in instances where short-term monitoring is desired. In this report, field-portable spectrometric techniques are covered, and some applications are described. Due to limited space here, a general overview is available by consulting the literature referenced herein.
Keywords
Analytical-instruments; Analytical-methods; Monitoring-systems; Air-monitoring; Toxins; Exposure-levels; Workplace-monitoring
CODEN
AOEHE9
Publication Date
20030101
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Construction
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
1047-322X
NIOSH Division
DART
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Exposure Assessment Methods
Source Name
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
State
OH
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