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Rapid measurement of fumigants for protection of transportation workers and emergency responders.
Elliott-M; Foote-A; Doepke-A; Feng-HA
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
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.
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
Services: Public Safety; Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities; Public Safety
Occupational Safety in Transport Conference, September 18-19, 2014, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
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