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Document ID (ISN)108642
CIS number 08-1132
Year 2007
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 546
Author(s) Dowker K.P., Fletcher B., Ledin S.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Real time monitoring and environmental fate of oxides of nitrogen in the construction industry
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. x, 75p. Illus. Approx. 90 ref.
Internet access 08-1132.pdf [in English] [in English]
Abstract The United Kingdom workplace exposure limits for nitric oxide (NO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) are currently under review. In the meantime, both NO and NO2 were subject to a CHAN (Chemical Hazard Awareness Notice) of 1ppm (8-hr time-weighted average, TWA), significantly lower than the previous occupational exposure standards. Exposure to these oxides of nitrogen commonly arises in the construction industry from diesel engine exhaust emissions and from the use of explosives. This project addresses the effectiveness of real-time monitors, particularly personal monitors, at these concentration levels, and the environmental fate of NO and NO2 in the construction environment, using laboratory and field experiments.
Descriptors (primary) personal sampling; United Kingdom; nitrogen dioxide; nitric oxide; exposure evaluation; construction industry; nitrogen oxides
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; diesel engines; explosion products; report; glossary; reliability; determination in air; description of technique; exhaust gases
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Construction industry
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Exposure evaluation
Construction industry and civil engineering