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Sampling and Evaluating Airborne Asbestos Dust (582).


PB85246023

Publication Date 1980
Page Count 74
Abstract The student manual for a course in sampling and evaluating airborne asbestos (1332214) dust is presented. The course, conducted by the NIOSH Division of Training and Manpower Development consists of lecture topics, demonstrations, and laboratory work. The lecture topics included asbestosis, sampling and calibration equipment, sampling procedures, asbestos structures as determined by microscopy, microscope use and calibration, counting procedure, and methods for identifying asbestos. Laboratory work includes pump calibration, use of the wet meter bubble buret, microscope preparation and slide mounting, and fiber counting. The manual contains the US Public Health Service/NISH method for evaluating airborne asbestos fibers, the Department of Labor and Food and Drug Administration rules and regulations governing asbestos exposure, the physiological aspects of asbestosis, descriptions of sampling and calibration equipment, guidelines for monitoring dust concentrations in the asbestos industry, procedures for use of microscopes and associated equipment, filter mounting procedures, counting procedures, and a calibration work sheet.
Keywords
  • Asbestos
  • Air pollution
  • Manuals
  • Instructional materials
  • Sampling
  • Monitoring
  • Air quality
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Air pollution sampling
Source Agency
  • Centers for Disease Control Bureau of Laboratories
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div. of Training and Manpower Development.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198526
Sampling and Evaluating Airborne Asbestos Dust (582).
Sampling and Evaluating Airborne Asbestos Dust (582).
PB85246023

  • Asbestos
  • Air pollution
  • Manuals
  • Instructional materials
  • Sampling
  • Monitoring
  • Air quality
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Air pollution sampling
  • Centers for Disease Control Bureau of Laboratories
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
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