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09/28/2015

Beryllium sampling: We’ve got you covered

As a world leader in industrial hygiene analysis, we at SGS Galson Laboratories understand the need to measure even difficult-to-digest compounds.  And with OSHA’s recently announced  proposed ruleto lower the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for beryllium from 2 µg/m3 to 0.2 µg/m3, there is an even greater need.

At SGS Galson Laboratories, we already have the capability in place to handle this changeand provide the highest quality data possible to assure worker health and safety. We make it easy to collect samples and provide data to the detection limit required. For our clients, this means you’re covered to reach the proposed lower OSHA PEL.

In 2009, a studywas commissioned by the Beryllium Health and Safety Committee (BHSC) Sampling and Analysis Subcommittee (SAS) to look at BeO sample digestion issues. In 2010, the AIHA Proficiency Analytical Testing (PAT) program introduced a pilot study to determine the ability of its participants to adequately digest samples containing BeO.

SGS Galson Laboratories has participated and been found proficient in the BeO PAT program since its inception.We’re performing beryllium analysis by ICP using method NIOSH 7300/OSHA ID-125G.

As always, our Quality Assurance team verifies each step of the method development and verification to validate sensitivity, accuracy and repeatability. Clients can use our FreePumpLoan™ programthat provides the use of free air sampling pumps, sampling media and accessories to you when SGS Galson performs the laboratory analysis.

With IH Live Chat, now available on tablets and mobile phones, you can have your questions answered by one of our experienced client service team quickly and accurately.  We’re here to help and look forward to hearing from you.