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Document ID (ISN)54519
CIS number 90-1616
ISSN - Serial title 0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bagon D.A.
Title The Health and Safety Executive interlaboratory quality control scheme for isocyanates
Bibliographic information Feb. 1990, Vol.34, No.1, p.77-83. 9 ref. Illus.
Abstract The AQUA (Analytical Quality Assurance) isocyanate scheme is linked to a specific analytical method, MDHS 25 (Organic isocyanates in air: laboratory method using 1-(2-methoxyphenyl) piperazine solution and high performance liquid chromatograph, see CIS 84-1618). Results from the first 4 years of the scheme's operation are reviewed and individual laboratory performance indices assessed against the mean interlaboratory performance indices. Most of the laboratories in the scheme show a marked improvement with time, which in some instances has followed help and advice form the HSE. There has also been an overall reduction of interlaboratory variability over this period.
Descriptors (primary) high performance chromatography; isocyanates; chemical analysis; occupational health laboratories; harmful substances
Descriptors (secondary) chromatography; description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Occupational health services
Isocyanates
Cyano compounds