Industrial hygiene sample collection and analytical methods validated under the program conducted by NIOSH in cooperation with the OSHA Completion Program for Set S were presented for aldrin (309002), carbaryl (63252), ethyl-silicate (78104), mica (12001262), Portland-cement (65997151), boron-oxide (12505770), DDT (50293), natural graphite (7782425), soapstone, crystalline silica (14808607) and mineral-oil (8012951) mists. The methods were validated and could be used to measure airborne concentrations of the corresponding agents for determining compliance with regulations or the need for control. Details were presented as to the principle range and sensitivity of the methods, interferences, precision and accuracy, advantages and disadvantages, instrumentation, reagents, collection, shipping and analysis of samples, calibration and standard references, and calculations. Dust counting techniques for natural graphite, mica, Portland-cement, soapstone and silica present in the industrial environment were also reported.
Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. NIOSH-SCP-S, 68 pages, 16 references