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Determination of airborne crystalline silica.
Key-Schwartz RJ; Baron PA; Barltley DL; Rice FL; Schlecht PC
NIOSH manual of analytical methods, fourth edition - third supplement. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2003-154, 2003 Mar; :260-280
A variety of air sampling and analysis methods for determining workers' exposures to crystalline silica have been published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), the United Kingdom Health and Safety Executive (UK-HSE) and others. The following chapter provides information on the structure of silica, health effects, airborne exposure standards, sampling considerations and analytical considerations. The purpose is to provide information to the industrial hygienist, chemist, laboratory manager and the client of laboratory services to make an informed decision on which crystalline silica method should be used, and the quality assurance procedures that should be employed to obtain accurate results.
Air-sampling; Airborne-particles; Silica-dusts; Silicates; Analytical-methods; Occupational-exposure; Exposure-levels; Workers; Exposure-assessment; Industrial-hygienists; Laboratory-workers
NIOSH manual of analytical methods, fourth edition - third supplement
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