This paper provides guidance on the various requirements for laboratories who undertake asbestos identification, airborne asbestos fibre and airborne synthetic mineral fibre analysis.
This Technical Paper was prepared to give guidance on the various requirements for calibration checks and equipment used by laboratories who undertake asbestos identification, airborne asbestos fibre and airborne synthetic mineral fibre analysis. These analysis techniques incorporate the use of specialised microscopes and related equipment in order to conduct the work.
It is important that all equipment used by laboratories for these analyses is regularly checked to ensure it meets the necessary requirements provided herein to ensure it is fit for purpose and provides consistent analytical results. The results of the analysis may be used for risk assessment purposes and determining compliance against the workplace exposure standards (WES).
The information provided herein is related to the following analytical testing procedures:
AIOH Exposure Standards Committee
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