Industrial Hygiene

What is Industrial Hy​giene? (from AIHA.org)

“Industrial Hygiene is a science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, prevention, and control of those environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace which may cause sickness, impaired health and well-being, or significant discomfort among workers or among citizens of the community.”

Industrial hygiene includes monitoring and protecting worker's health from chemical hazards such as harmful liquids and gasses. Mandatory occupational health and safety requirements have been implemented by the Federal government under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to promote optimal industrial hygiene. Analytical methods can help determine the extent of an individual’s exposure to various carcinogens or chemical hazards to fulfill these requirements and support the safety of all on-site personnel. Golden Specialty can help to analyze the hazards that fall under air contaminants, such as: dust, fumes, fibers, gases, and also chemical hazards.   

Golden is certified to perform industrial hygiene analysis by the AIHA (American Industrial Hygiene Association). We perform such analyses following NIOSH methods including but not limited to NIOSH 1003, 1457, 1501, 2000, 7605, and 7908.   

Regarding industrial hygiene, we are certified for analysis of all organic compounds/solvents and inorganic acids. We can analyze for metals (including lead) but are not certified to do so. 

  Certifications can be added upon request

NIOSH Methods

We currently have SOPs on the following NIOSH methods regarding industrial hygiene:

  • NIOSH 1003 – halogenated hydrocarbons (Chloroform, Trichloroethylene, 1,2‐Dichloroethane) via GC/FID
  • NIOSH 1457 – esters (Isopropanol, Ethylacetate, n‐Butylacetate) via GC/FID
  • NIOSH 1501 – aromatic hydrocarbons (Benzene, Toluene, o-xylene) via GC/FID
  • NIOSH 2000 – methanol via GC/FID
  • NIOSH 7908 – non-volatile acids (Sulfuric acid, Phosphoric acid) via IC

 NIOSH 1003 Compounds

We are certified to run the following compounds via NIOSH 1003:

  • Bromoform (AKA tribromomethane)
  • Carbon tetrachloride (AKA tetrachloromethane)
  • Chlorobenzene (AKA monochlorobenzene; phenyl chloride)
  • Chloroform (AKA trichloromethane)
  • 1,1-Dichloroethane (AKA ethylidene chloride)
  • Ethylene dichloride (AKA 1,2-dichloroethane)
  • Tetrachloroethylene (AKA perchloroethylene)
  • Trichloroethylene (AKA ethylene trichloride; trichloroethene)
  • 1,1,1-trichloroethane (AKA methyl chloroform)
  • Benzyl chloride (AKA (chloromethyl)benzene; α-chlorotoluene)
  • Chlorobromomethane (AKA bromochloromethane)
  • o-Dichlorobenzene (AKA 1,2-dichlorobenzene)
  • p-Dichlorobenzene (AKA 1,4-dichlorobenzene)
  • 1,2-Dichloroethylene (AKA acetylene dichloride; 1,2-dichloroethene)
  • Hexachloroethane (AKA perchloroethane)
  • 1,1,2-Trichloroethane (AKA vinyl trichloride)
  • 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (AKA allyl trichloride; glycerol trichlorohydrin)

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