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Industrial Hygiene Analytical Service and Sampling Guide as Profiles

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Acids, Inorganic

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Acids, Inorganic NIOSH 7903 Compound Specific IC 600-mg Cleaned Silica Gel 0.2 - 0.5 3 - 100 21 Days
Hydrobromic Acid   2.0 ug          
Hydrochloric Acid   2.0 ug          
Hydrofluoric Acid   2.0 ug          
Nitric Acid   2.0 ug          
Phosphoric Acid   5.1 ug          
Sulfuric Acid   2.0 ug          

Aldehyde Panel

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Aldehyde Panel EPA TO-11A, EPA IP-6A (Mod) Compound Specific HPLC/UV 450 mg DNPH silica gel tube 0.03 - 0.6 8 Hours 14 Days
Acetaldehyde   0.03 ug          
Acetone   0.3 ug          
Acrolein   0.03 ug          
Benzaldehyde   0.03 ug          
Butyraldehyde   0.03 ug          
Crotonaldehyde   0.03 ug          
2,5-Dimethylbenzaldehyde   0.03 ug          
Formaldehyde   0.03 ug          
Hexaldehyde   0.03 ug          
Isovaleraldehyde   0.03 ug          
Propionaldehyde   0.03 ug          
o,m,p - Tolualdehyde   0.03 ug          
Valeraldehyde   0.03 ug          

Fixed Gas Screen

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Fixed Gas Screen EPA 3C/ASTM D1946 Compound Specific GC/TCD Entech Canister Grab or Time integrated 400 ml or 1 L 30 Days
Carbon Dioxide   20 ppmv          
Hydrogen   250 ppmv          
Acetylene   10 ppmv          
Carbon Monoxide   10 ppmv          
Methane   10 ppmv          
Nitrogen   250 ppmv          
Oxygen   250 ppmv          

Isocyanate Profile

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Isocyanate Profile OSHA 42 + 47 0.05 ug HPLC/FLD 37-mm Glass Fiber Filter coated with 1,2PP * Sample Open Face 1 L/min 15 15 Days
1,6-HDI (1,6-Hexamethylene Diisocyanate)   0.05 ug          
4,4'-MDI (4-4'-Methylene Bisphenyl Isocyanate)   0.05 ug          
2,4-TDI (Toluene-2,4-Diisocyanate)   0.05 ug          
2,6-TDI (Toluene-2,6-Diisocyanate)   0.05 ug          

Metals Profile

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Metals Profile NIOSH 7300, 7303/OSHA ID-121, ID-125G Compound Specific ICP 37-mm, 0.8-um, MCE Filter 1 - 4 Compound Specific 6 months
Aluminum   2.5 ug       5 - 960 / 5 - 100  
Antimony   2.5 ug       30 - 960 / 50 - 2000  
Arsenic   2.5 ug       5 - 2000  
Barium   0.5 ug       30 - 960 / 50 - 2000  
Beryllium   0.05 ug       1250 - 2000  
Boron   2.5 ug       25 - 2000  
Cadmium   0.05 ug       13 - 2000  
Calcium   20 ug       5 - 200  
Chromium   2.5 ug       5 - 1000  
Cobalt   0.5 ug       25 - 2000  
Copper   0.5 ug       5 - 1000  
Iron   2.5 ug       5 - 960 / 5 -100  
Lead   0.5 ug       50 - 2000  
Lithium   2.5 ug       100 - 2000  
Magnesium   20 ug       30 - 960 / 5 - 67  
Manganese   0.5 ug       5 - 960 / 5 - 200  
Nickel   0.5 ug       5 - 1000  
Molybdenum   0.5 ug       5 - 960 / 5 - 67  
Potassium   20 ug       30 - 960 / 5 - 1000  
Selenium   5 ug       60 - 2000 / 13-2000  
Silver   0.5 ug       250 - 2000  
Sodium   50 ug       13 - 2000  
Strontium   0.5 ug       25 - 2000 / 10 - 1000  
Thallium   2.5 ug       25 - 2000  
Vanadium   0.5 ug       5 - 2000  
Zinc   2.5 ug       5 - 960 / 5 - 200  

Metals-Welding Fume

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Metals-Welding Fume NIOSH 7300, 7303/OSHA ID-121, ID-125G Compound Specific ICP 37-mm, 0.8-um, MCE Filter 1 - 4 Compound Specific 6 months
Beryllium   0.05 ug       1250 - 2000  
Cadmium   0.05 ug       13 - 2000  
Chromium   2.5 ug       5 - 1000  
Copper   0.5 ug       5 - 1000  
Iron   1.25 ug       5 - 960 / 5 - 100  
Lead   0.5 ug       50 - 2000  
Manganese   0.5 ug       5 - 960 / 5 - 200  
Molybdenum   0.5 ug       5 - 960 / 5 - 67  
Nickel   0.5 ug       5- 1000  
Silver   0.5 ug       250 - 2000  
Vanadium   0.5 ug       5 - 2000  
Zinc   2.5 ug       5 - 960 / 5 - 200  

Phenols/Cresols

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Phenols/Cresols NIOSH 2546 Compound Specific GC/FID 150-mg XAD-7 Tube 0.01-0.1 1-24 Compound Specific
Phenol (Carboxylic acid, Hydroxybenzene)   4.1 ug          
m&p-Cresol (3-Methylphenol & 4-Methylphenol)   8.3 ug          
o-Cresol (2-Methylphenol)   4.2 ug          

Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons

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Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons NIOSH 5506 Compound Specific HPLC/UV 37-mm, 2-um PTFE filter in series with a 120-mg XAD-2 200 - 1000 2 Undetermined
Acenaphthene   0.4 ug          
Acenaphthylene   0.5 ug          
Anthracene   0.05 ug          
Benzo(a)pyrene   0.05 ug          
Benzo(b)fluoranthene   0.1 ug          
Benzo(g,h,i)perylene   0.1 ug          
Benzo(k)fluoranthene   0.05 ug          
Chyrsene   0.05 ug          
Dibenzo(a,h)anthracene   0.1 ug          
Fluoranthene   0.1 ug          
Fluorene   0.1 ug          
Ideno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene   0.05 ug          
Naphthalene   0.2 ug          
Phenanthrene   0.05 ug          
Pyrene   0.05 ug          

VOC Panel I

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VOC Panel I Varies Compound Specific GC/FID 150-mg Charcoal Tube Compound Specific Compound Specific Compound Specific
Acetone NIOSH 1300 3.2 ug     0.01 - 0.2 0.5 - 3 Undetermined
Benzene NIOSH 1501 3.5 ug     < 0.2 5 - 30 30 Days
Butyl Acetate (n-Butyl Acetate) NIOSH 1450 3.6 ug     0.01 - 0.2 1 - 10 30 Days
Chlorobenzene NIOSH 1003 4.5 ug     0.01 - 0.2 1.5 - 40 Undetermined
Cumene NIOSH 1501 3.5 ug     < 0.2 1 - 30 30 Days
n-Decane NIOSH 1500 2.9 ug     0.01 - 0.2 Undetermined 30 Days
1,1-Dichloroethane NIOSH 1003 4.7 ug     0.01 - 0.2 0.5 - 15 30 Days
1,2-Dichloroethane NIOSH 1003 5.0 ug     0.01 - 0.2 1 - 50 15 Days
n-Dodecane NIOSH 1500 3.0 ug     0.01 - 0.2 Undetermined 30 Days
Epichlorohydrin NIOSH 1010 4.7 ug     0.01 - 0.2 2 - 30 14 Days
Ethanol NIOSH 1400 3.2 ug     0.05 0.1 - 10 Undetermined
Ethylbenzene NIOSH 1501 3.5 ug     < 0.2 1 - 24 30 Days
n-Hexane NIOSH 1500 2.6 ug     0.01 - 0.2 Undetermined 30 Days
n-Heptane NIOSH 1500 2.7 ug     0.01 - 0.2 Undetermined 30 Days
n-Octane NIOSH 1500 2.8 ug     0.01 - 0.2 4 30 Days
n-Nonane NIOSH 1500 2.9 ug     0.01 - 0.2 4 30 Days
n-Pentane NIOSH 1500 2.5 ug     0.01 - 0.4 2 30 Days
Styrene NIOSH 1501 3.7 ug     < 1.0 1 - 14 30 Days
Tetrachloroethylene NIOSH 1003 6.5 ug     0.01 - 0.2 1.0 - 40 30 Days
Tetrahydrofuran NIOSH 1609 3.6 ug     0.01 - 0.2 1 - 9 Undetermined
Toluene NIOSH 1501 3.5 ug     < 0.2 1 - 8 30 Days
1,1,1-Trichloroethane NIOSH 1003 5.4 ug     0.01 - 0.2 0.1 - 8 30 Days
1,1,2-Trichloroethane NIOSH 1003 5.8 ug     0.01 - 0.2 2 - 60 30 Days
Trichloroethylene NIOSH 1022 5.9 ug     0.01 - 0.2 1 - 30 17 Days
n-Undecane NIOSH 1500 2.9 ug     0.01 - 0.2 2 30 Days
Vinylidene Chloride NIOSH 1015 4.9 ug     0.01 - 0.2 2.5 - 7 21 Days
Xylene isomers NIOSH 1501 3.5 - 7 ug     < 0.2 2 - 23 30 Days

VOC Panel II

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VOC Panel II NIOSH 1501 Compound Specific GC/FID 150-mg Charcoal Tube Compound Specific Compound Specific Compound Specific
Benzene   3.5 ug     < 0.2 5 - 30 30 Days
Ethylbenzene   3.5 ug     < 0.2 1 - 24 30 Days
Toluene   3.5 ug     < 0.2 1 - 8 30 Days
Xylene isomers   3.5 - 7 ug     < 0.2 2 - 23 30 Days

VOC Panel III-Ketones

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VOC Panel III-Ketones OSHA 69/1004 Varies GC/FID 225-mg Anasorb CMS Tube 0.05 Compound Specific Compound Specific
Acetone   3.2 ug       3 17 Days
Methyl Ethyl Ketone   3.3 ug       < 12 15 Days
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone   3.5 ug       < 12 15 Days

VOC Panel IV

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VOC Panel IV 3M (Modified) Compound Specific GC/FID 3M 3500 or 3520 Passive Monitor Compound Specific Compound Specific Compound Specific
Acetone   3.2 ug     0.0401 2 Hrs Max. 3 Weeks
Benzene   3.5 ug     0.0355 8 Hrs Max. 3 Weeks
Chlorobenzene   4.5 ug     0.0293 8 Hrs Max. 2 Weeks
Cumene   3.5 ug     0.0245 8 Hrs Max. 2 Weeks
Ethanol   3.2 ug     0.0437 1 Hr Max. 3 Weeks
Ethylbenzene   3.5 ug     0.0273 8 Hrs. Max 3 Weeks
Diethyl Ether (Ethyl ether, Ethyl oxide)   2.8 ug   0.0368 4 Hrs 3 Weeks  
Hexane (n-Hexane)   2.7 ug     0.032 8 Hrs Max. 3 Weeks
Methyl Ethyl Ketone   3.3 ug     0.0363 8 Hrs Max. 3 Weeks
Methyl Methacrylate   3.8 ug     0.0318 8 Hrs Max. 2 Weeks
Octane (n-Octane)   2.9 ug     0.0266 8 Hrs Max. 2 Weeks
Pentane (n-Pentane)   2.6 ug     0.0353 3 Hrs Max. 2 Weeks
Tetrachloroethylene   6.5 ug     0.0283 8 Hrs Max. 3 Weeks
Tetrahydrofuran   3.6 ug     0.0372 8 Hrs Max. 2 Weeks
Toluene   3.5 ug     0.0314 8 Hrs Max. 3 Weeks
1,1,1-Trichloroethane   5.4 ug     0.0309 8 Hrs Max. 3 Weeks
1,1,2-Trichloroethane   5.8 ug     0.0297 8 Hrs Max. 2 Weeks
Trichloroethylene   5.9 ug     0.0311 8 Hrs Max. 2 Weeks
Vinyl Acetate   3.8 ug     0.0358 8 Hrs Max. 3 Weeks
Vinylidene Chloride   4.9 ug     0.0351 8 Hrs Max. 2 Weeks
Xylene isomers   3.5 - 7 ug     0.0273 8 Hrs Max. 3 Weeks

VOC Panel V

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VOC Panel V 3M (Modified) Compound Specific GC/FID 3M 3500 or 3520 Passive Monitor Compound Specific Compound Specific Compound Specific
Benzene   3.5 ug     0.0355 8 Hrs Max. 3 Weeks
Ethylbenzene   3.5 ug     0.0273 8 Hrs. Max 3 Weeks
Toluene   3.5 ug     0.0314 8 Hrs Max. 3 Weeks
Xylene isomers   3.5 - 7 ug     0.0273 8 Hrs Max. 3 Weeks

VOC Panel VI

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VOC Panel VI SKC (Mod) + OSHA 1004 Compound Specific GC/FID SKC 575-002 Passive Badge Compound Specific 8 Hours Max. 14 Days
Acetone   3.2 ug     0.0152    
Benzene   3.5 ug     0.0160    
Butyl Acetate (n-Butyl Acetate)   3.6 ug     0.0132    
Chlorobenzene   4.5 ug     0.0142    
Cumene   3.5 ug     0.0128    
Ethanol   3.2 ug     0.0209    
Ethylbenzene   3.5 ug     0.01383    
Hexane (n-Hexane)   2.7 ug     0.0143    
Styrene   3.3 ug     0.01688    
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone   3.5 ug     0.01362    
Methyl Methacrylate   3.8 ug     0.0131    
Octane (n-Octane)   2.9 ug     0.0127    
Pentane (n-Pentane)   2.6 ug     0.0149    
Styrene   3.7 ug     0.0137    
Tetrachloroethylene   6.5 ug     0.0131    
Tetrahydrofuran   3.6 ug     0.0174    
Toluene   3.5 ug     0.0149    
1,1,1-Trichloroethane   5.4 ug     0.0141    
1,1,2-Trichloroethane   5.8 ug     0.0125    
Trichloroethylene   5.9 ug     0.0143    
Vinyl Acetate   3.8 ug     0.0163    
Vinylidene Chloride   4.9 ug     0.0123    
Xylene isomers   3.5 - 7 ug     Isomer specific    

VOC Panel VII

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VOC Panel VII Assay Technology (Mod) Compound Specific GC/FID AT N546 or AT N566 Passive Badge Compound Specific 8 Hours Max. 14 Days
Acetone   3.2 ug     0.00160 (#546)    
Benzene   3.5 ug     0.00096 (#546)    
Butyl Acetate (n-Butyl Acetate)   3.6 ug     0.00087 (#546)    
Chlorobenzene   4.5 ug     0.00102 (#546)    
Chloroform   6.0 ug     0.00146 (#546)    
Cumene   3.5 ug     0.00083 (#546)    
Ethanol   3.2 ug     0.00154 (#546)    
Ethylbenzene   3.5 ug     0.00091 (#546)    
Methyl Ethyl Ketone   3.3 ug     0.00115 (#546)    
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone   3.3 ug     0.00092 (#546)    
Methyl Methacrylate   3.8 ug     0.00100 (#546)    
Octane (n-Octane)   2.9 ug     0.00078 (#546)    
Pentane (n-Pentane)   2.6 ug     0.00105 (#546)    
Styrene   3.7 ug     0.00094 (#546)    
Tetrachloroethylene   6.5 ug     0.00101 (#546)    
Tetrahydrofuran   3.6 ug     0.00121 (#546)    
Toluene   3.5 ug     0.00095 (#546)    
1,1,1-Trichloroethane   5.4 ug     0.00159 (#546)    
1,1,2-Trichloroethane   5.8 ug     0.00160 (#546)    
Trichloroethylene   5.9 ug     0.00109 (#546)    
Vinyl Acetate   3.8 ug     0.00112 (#546)    
Vinylidene Chloride   4.9 ug     0.00152 (#546)    
Xylene Isomers   3.5 - 7 ug     0.00093 (#546)    

VOC Panel VIII

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VOC Panel VIII OSHA PV2120 5 ppbv GC/MS Entech Canister Grab or Time integrated 400 ml or 1 L 30 Days
1,1,1-Trichloroethane              
1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane              
1,1,2-Trichloroethane              
1,1-Dichloroethane              
1,1-Dichloroethene              
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene              
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene              
1,2-Dibromoethane              
1,2-Dichlorobenzene              
1,2-Dichloroethane              
1,2-Dichloropropane              
1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene              
1,3-Butadiene              
1,3-Dichlorobenzene              
1,4-Dichlorobenzene              
2,2,4-Trimethylpentane              
2-Butanone (MEK)              
2-Hexanone              
2-Propanol              
4-Ethyltoluene              
4-Methyl-2-pentanone              
Acetone              
Allyl chloride              
Benzene              
Benzyl chloride              
Bromodichloromethane              
Bromoethene(Vinyl Bromide)              
Bromoform              
Bromomethane              
n-Butylbenzene              
sec-Butylbenzene              
tert-Butylbenzene              
Carbon disulfide              
Carbon tetrachloride              
Chlorobenzene              
Chloroethane              
Chloroform              
Chloromethane              
cis-1,2-Dichloroethene              
cis-1,3-Dichloropropene              
Cyclohexane              
Dibromochloromethane              
Dichlorodifluoromethane(F-12)              
Dichlorotetrafluoroethane(F-114)              
Ethyl Acetate              
Ethylbenzene              
Heptane (n-Heptane)              
Hexachlorobutadiene              
Hexane (n-Hexane)              
Isopropylbenzene              
m&p-Xylene              
Methyl tert-butyl ether              
Methylene chloride              
n-Octane              
Naphthalene              
n-Nonane              
o-Xylene              
Propene (Propylene)              
n-Propylbenzene              
Styrene              
Tetrachloroethene              
Tetrahydrofuran              
Toluene              
trans-1,2-Dichloroethene              
trans-1,3-Dichloropropene              
Trichloroethene              
Trichlorofluoromethane              
Trichlorotrifluoroethane(F-113)              
Vinyl acetate              
Vinyl chloride