General information on submitting samples for analysis to ALS
Sending Hazardous Samples – Health, Safety & Environment risks
We appreciate clients will not always be able to notify the laboratory of potentially hazardous samples, however clients are requested to inform ALS of any handling concerns or potential risk to health, safety, equipment or the environment of samples they forward to ALS.
Suspected hazards may include:
- Extreme pH values
- Analytes present at concentrations greater than 10%
- Strong or noxious odours, vapours
- Highly saline water
- Biological hazards
Please let the laboratory know when you are sending hazardous samples, so we can take precautions to keep our staff safe.