Workplace Monitoring

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Jul 15, 2019
The NIOSH Occupational Exposure Banding Process for Chemical Risk Management

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2019-132/pdfs/2019-132.pdf?id=10.26616/NIOSHPUB2019132

Occupational exposure banding, also known as hazard banding or health hazard banding, is a systematic process that uses qualitative and quantitative hazard information on selected health-effect endpoints to identify potential exposure ranges or categories. Overall, this document provides the background, rationale, and instructions for the occupational exposure banding process and gives guidance for risk managers to identify control levels for chemicals without authoritative OELs.

Source: NIOSH

Apr 07, 2017
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) Essentials

http://www.hse.gov.uk/coshh/essentials/

COSHH Essentials sets out basic advice on what to do to control exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. It takes the form of straightforward advice in ‘factsheets’ called ‘control guidance sheets’. There are two types of sheets, industry-specific ‘direct advice sheets’ and ‘generic control guidance sheets’.

Source: HSE

Apr 07, 2017
The NIOSH Occupational Exposure Banding Process: Guidance for the Evaluation of Chemical Hazards

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/oeb/default.html

The proposed NIOSH occupational exposure banding process utilizes available, but often limited, toxicological data to determine a potential range of chemical exposure levels that can be used as targets for exposure controls to reduce risk among workers

Source: NIOSH

Jan 01, 2012
Components for Evaluation of Direct-Reading Monitors for Gases and Vapors

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2012-162/pdfs/2012-162.pdf

This new document provides additional experiments and criteria that more fully and specifically address direct-reading gas and vapor monitor performance and its evaluation.

Source: NIOSH

May 01, 2010
Chemical Exposure Health Data

https://www.osha.gov/opengov/healthsamples.html

This OSHA site provides access to industrial hygiene sample data gathered as part of its compliance monitoring program.

Source: OSHA

Jan 01, 2005
NIOSH Safety & Health Topics: Control Banding

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/ctrlbanding/

Control banding (CB) is a technique used to guide the assessment and management of workplace risks.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 01, 2005
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Direct-Reading Instrument

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/directreadinginstruments/index.html

Direct-reading instruments are valuable tools for detecting and measuring worker exposure to gases, vapors, aerosols, and fine particulates suspended in air.

Source: OSHA

Jan 01, 2005
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Direct-Reading Instrument

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/directreadinginstruments/index.html

Direct-reading instruments are valuable tools for detecting and measuring worker exposure to gases, vapors, aerosols, and fine particulates suspended in air.

Source: OSHA

Jan 01, 2005
NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods (NMAM)

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/nmam/

NMAM is a collection of methods for sampling and analysis of contaminants in workplace air, and in the blood and urine of workers.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 01, 2004
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety: Control Banding

https://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/chemicals/control_banding.html

Control banding is an assessment method that can be used to manage workplace risks

Source: CCOHS