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Rapid measurement of fumigants for protection of transportation workers and emergency responders.

Authors
Elliott-M; Foote-A; Doepke-A; Feng-HA
Source
Occupational Safety in Transport Conference, September 18-19, 2014, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia. Queenland, Australia: CARRS-Q, Queensland University of Technology, 2014 Sep; :1-10
NIOSHTIC No.
20045441
Abstract
Transportation workers such as longshoreman and truck drivers, customs inspectors, emergency responders, and health and safety professionals commonly encounter fumigants and other toxic chemicals and are at risk of exposures. Air quality evaluations should be performed prior to opening shipping containers, during and/or immediately after accidental and intentional releases, and in industrial hygiene applications. In these situations, rapid identification and initial estimates of fumigant concentration levels are required to protect workers and the public. We present the results of laboratory studies to develop and test automated methods for a field portable gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) instrument for rapidly detecting and measuring air concentrations of fumigants and other toxic compounds.
Keywords
Analytical-instruments; Analytical-methods; Analytical-chemistry; Fumigants; Toxic-materials; Hazardous-materials; Air-quality-control; Air-quality-monitoring; Gas-chromatography; Mass-spectrometry; Employee-exposure; Work-environment; Workplace-monitoring; Environmental-health-monitoring; Industrial-hygiene-programs; Protective-measures; Detectors; Gas-detectors
Publication Date
20140918
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
2014
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9781921897535
Identifying No.
M122014
NIOSH Division
DART
Priority Area
Services: Public Safety; Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities; Public Safety
Source Name
Occupational Safety in Transport Conference, September 18-19, 2014, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
State
OH
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