Exposure to Silica in the Workplace
Silica (silicon dioxide), is a naturally occurring widely abundant mineral that forms the major component of many rocks and soils. Silica can occur in either non-crystalline or crystalline form and exposure to airborne silica dust can occur in many occupational environments, particularly industries involved in mining, manufacturing, construction, drilling and quarrying.
ALS now offers NATA accredited Respirable Crystalline Silica analysis, including speciation of α-Quartz and Cristobalite, allowing assessment of risks and comparison with exposure limits as required under occupational legislation.
What is inside this EnviroMail?
- ALS limits of reporting
- ALS package information
- Occupational exposure limits
- Occurrence and polymorphs of silica
- Respirable dusts
- Crystalline silica analysis by FTIR
- Supply and submission of filters