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Document ID (ISN)53890
CIS number 90-908
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Damiano J.
Title A guideline for managing the industrial hygiene sampling function
Bibliographic information July 1989, Vol.50, No.7, p.336-371. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract The "Alcoa Sampling Guideline" is an example of how one corporation manages the industrial hygiene sampling function. Its goals are to assure a healthful work environment and encourage personal monitoring. The concepts of baseline evaluation and periodic surveillance are introduced. Baselines are established whenever exposures are anticipated to approach or exceed 30% of the permissible limit. The statistical parameters of the baseline and other factors are used to determine periodic sampling needs. The periodic surveillance frequency varies from 6 months to 3 yr with three to nine samples required in each time interval. The guideline is intended to complement rather than to supplant the judgment of the industrial hygienist. As a management tool, the guideline is used to quantify plantwide sampling needs and derive sampling schedules. Moreover, criteria are available for evaluating the adequacy of a plant's exposure monitoring progrmme.
Descriptors (primary) personal sampling; sampling methods; safety programmes; toxic substances
Descriptors (secondary) location of sampling points; statistical aspects; programme evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes