Standard Guide for Strategies for Surface Sampling of Metals and Metalloids for Worker Protection
|Publication Date:||1 August 2010|
|ICS Code (Workplace atmospheres):||13.040.30|
This guide provides criteria to be used in defining strategies for sampling for metals and metalloids on surfaces for workplace health and safety monitoring or evaluation.
Guidance provided by this standard is intended for sampling of metals and metalloids on surfaces for subsequent analysis using methods such as atomic spectrometry, mass spectrometry, X-ray fluorescence, or molecular fluorescence. Guidance for evaluation of data after sample analysis is included.
Sampling for volatile organometallic species (for example, trimethyl tin) is not within the scope of this guide.
Sampling to determine levels of metals or metalloids on the skin is not within the scope of this guide.
Sampling for airborne particulate matter is not within the scope of this guide. Guide E1370 provides information on air sampling strategies.
Where surface sampling is prescribed by law or regulation, this guide is not intended to take the place of any requirements that may be specified in such law or regulation.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.