The beryllium quandary: will the lower exposure limits spur new developments in sampling and analysis?

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At the time this article was written, new rulemakings were under consideration at OSHA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that would propose changes to occupational exposure limits for beryllium. Given these developments, it’s a good time to review the tools and methods available to IHs for assessing beryllium air and surface contamination in the workplace—what’s new and different, and what’s tried and true. The article discusses limit values and action levels for beryllium, problematic aspects of beryllium air sampling, sample preparation, sample analysis, and data evaluation.

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Brisson, Michael June 3, 2013.

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At the time this article was written, new rulemakings were under consideration at OSHA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that would propose changes to occupational exposure limits for beryllium. Given these developments, it’s a good time to review the tools and methods available to IHs for assessing beryllium air and surface contamination in the workplace—what’s new and different, and what’s tried and true. The article discusses limit values and action levels for beryllium, problematic aspects of beryllium air sampling, sample preparation, sample analysis, and data evaluation.

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  • Journal Name: The Synergist

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  • Report No.: SRNL-STI-2013-00329
  • Grant Number: DE-AC09-08SR22470
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1091098
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Brisson, Michael. The beryllium quandary: will the lower exposure limits spur new developments in sampling and analysis?, article, June 3, 2013; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc827449/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.