New Developments in Sampling and Analysis of Workplace Chemical Exposures


Aerosols, Sampling and Laboratory Analysis

Arranger: M. Eide, OSHA retired, Boise, ID. Moderator: S. Iske, University of Central Missouri, Kansas City, MO. Monitors: B. Weaver, Lancaster, PA; P. Kostle, State Hygienic Laboratory at Univ. Iowa, Coralville, IA.

The research to find new ways to collect and analyze more chemicals in the workplace is an ongoing effort in academia, government, AIHA® certified labs, and by sampling media manufacturers. This research has led to the development of new sampling and analytical procedures allowing the industrial hygienist to more easily take samples for the analytes presented in these papers, and to obtain more accurate results. New sampling procedures, some utilizing new sample media, have been developed tested and found effective for the collection of certain analytes. The sampling procedures recognize the need to sample small particles in the nanoparticle range to larger more volatile compounds. New analytical techniques and procedures have been developed to eliminate interferences and improve quantification of the analytes requested. These methods have been tested in laboratory conditions and found to be reliable and effective for industrial hygiene use.

Improved Measurement of Isocyanates, Pesticides, and Flame Retardants using LC-MS
G. Oishi, Sigma-Aldrich/Supelco, Bellefonte, PA.

Interlaboratory Study of NIOSH Draft Canister Method for Select Volatile Organic Compounds
R. LeBouf, D. Burns, L. Feng, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV.

Validation of a Diffusive Sampler for Monitoring Anesthetic Gases in Workplace Air
C. Kuhlman, SKC Inc., Eighty-Four, PA.

Sampling and Analysis of Anesthetic Gases Using Diffusive Samplers
B. Quarles, Assay Technology, Livermore, CA.

Evaluation of Sampling Media for Use in a Nanoparticle Respiratory Deposition Sampler
L. Mines, T. Peters, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

An Integrated Aerosol Sampler for Occupational Exposure Monitoring
C. Quinn, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; J. Volckens, Johns Hopkins University, Fort Collins, CO. 

An Alternate Method for the Analysis of 1,3,5-Triglycidyl Isocyanurate (TGI)
M. Jordan, Galson Laboratories, East Syracuse, NY.

Presented at AIHce 2015 in Salt Lake, Utah.