Industrial Hygiene | Solomans, MD

AirQuest was contracted by the Department of the Navy (NAVAIR) to provide semi-annual industrial hygiene evaluations of employee exposures to cadmium during work activities while refurbishing naval equipment. The work activities included: blasting in an independent metal containment; use of blast cabinets; use of a painting booth; and welding a variety of metals.

Prior to, during lunch and after sampling, the personnel pumps were calibrated with a BIOS primary calibrator.  The samples were collected by drawing air into a cassette and forwarded to EMSL Analytical Laboratories, an American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) accredited industry hygiene laboratory, for analysis of cadmium by NIOSH 7300M Method.