Membrane filters with air sampling pumps monitor nuisance dust, lead silica, zinc, mineral oil, mist, and more.
The following activities are recommended for an employee exposure control program:
Assign workers the correct monitors to determine their exposure level.
Take enough samples to get an accurate, representative sampling.
Evaluate the results to determine compliance with current
OSHA standards. If the results show overexposure, determine the cause, and adjust the process and procedures of the task involved. If no overexposure is found, a decision should be made on the frequency of routine monitoring. Employees should be monitored for possible new exposures any time the process or procedure changes. Document all results.
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