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Addendum to components for evaluation of direct-reading monitors for gases and vapors: hazard detection in first responder environments.

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. 2012-163, 2012 Jul; :1-20
The Components for Evaluation of Direct-Reading Monitors for Gases and Vapors (hereafter referred to as the Components document) [NIOSH 2012], presents methods to be used in evaluating direct-reading monitors* for use in workplace compliance determinations. This Addendum to the Components document expands the applicability of the Components by presenting methods to be used in evaluating direct-reading monitors for hazard detection in First Responder environments, including those related to incidents involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The Addendum contains a standardized test protocol and performance acceptance criteria for evaluating commercially available, direct-reading monitors in a style similar to the Components document. [*Consistent with the Components document, the term monitor is used here to indicate a device for on-site measurement of contaminant levels for gases and vapors in air. The term detector refers to the component of the monitor that actually detects the contaminant.]
Analytical-methods; Analytical-instruments; Analytical-processes; Analytical-chemistry; Air-sampling; Air-sampling-equipment; Air-sampling-techniques; Sampling; Sampling-equipment; Sampling-methods; Air-contamination; Indoor-air-pollution; Indoor-environmental-quality; Monitoring-systems; Monitors; Gases; Vapors; Equipment-design; Equipment-reliability; Industrial-emissions; Industrial-gases; Performance-capability; Emergency-responders; Rescue-workers; Fire-fighters
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DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-163; B08142012
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