ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Français | Español

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)48919
CIS number 88-264
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Title Direct reading instruments for airborne contaminants in the work environment
Bibliographic information Office of Occupational Health, World Health Organization, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1986. 93p. Bibl.
Abstract This draft document results from an expert meeting at the WHO and subsequent consultations. It is in limited circulation; an official version will be published later. Direct-reading instruments are those that perform qualitative and quantitative analysis for a specific chemical, group of chemicals or particles and whose result is directly indicated on a meter, recorder or other display medium associated with the sampling and sensor portions of the measuring system. The report covers: the strategy for occupational hygiene evaluations, guidelines for the selection and use of direct-reading instruments and descriptions of selected direct-reading instruments. Types of airborne contaminants, participants in the expert meeting, WHO Collaborating Centres for Occupational Health, examples of hidden hazards, some calibration procedures and manufacturers of direct-reading instruments in different countries are listed in appendices.
Descriptors (primary) harmful substances; atmospheric pollution; continuous monitoring; determination in air; air sampling
Descriptors (secondary) description of equipment; report; description of technique; sampling and analysis; WHO
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Environmental pollution
Air pollution