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Crystalline Silica and Respirable Dust Testing & Resources

SGS GALSON CAN HELP YOU MEET THE NEW STANDARD

OSHA has announced a final silica rule to improve workers’ protection from the dangers of respirable silica dust. You can assure compliance more easily to OSHA’s standard with SGS Galson’s new silica kits. We’ve redesigned the way we send out pumps/media to match the requirements of the new standard allowing you to easily monitor any silica dust hazards. And of course, you’re in the best hands as SGS Galson currently meets all of the new laboratory qualifications for silica and we’re ready to help. Note, the final rule reduces the permissible exposure limit for crystalline silica to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air, averaged over an eight-hour shift.

The proper respirable silica sampling equipment is available to you through our popular FreePumpLoan™ program. Make sure you request the sampling pumps, media and cyclones to collect your exposure samples for respirable silica to correspond to the new standard. Client Service Representatives will talk you through any questions you may have.  

There are three forms of Crystalline Silica – Quartz(the most common), Cristobalite and Tridymite.

The new silica standard is based on these three forms of Crystalline Silica. To meet the standard on a specific job dealing with a certain material there should be representative samples taken and analyzed for all three forms of Crystalline Silica. The kits below can be ordered for this by selecting the kit(s) with 3 Forms.

Once the representative sample is taken and only Quartz is determined to be present in the representative sample, analysis of Quartz only is acceptable. The kits below can be ordered for this by selecting the kit(s) with 1 Form.

Click on the following options below for kit descriptions, included materials and costs:

Dust Silica w PPI copy   

(recommended)

This kit provides the simplest means of taking your Silica sample(s). The Test Report will include all 3 forms of Silica as well as Respirable Dust. Includes everything you need all the way down to tape to close your package up to send back to us. Freight not included.

Includes:  

1- Gil-Air Pump with Charger

2- Tubing and Clip

3- Media (a field blank should be added) This is carried to the sampling site, exposed to the sampling conditions, (e.g. media unsealed and resealed), returned to the laboratory, treated as a sample, and carried through all steps of the analysis to evaluate possible effects attributable to shipping and field handling procedures. 

4- Instructions

5- Calibrator (Rotameter)

6- Packing Materials

7- Test Report – Silica (quartz, cristobalite & tridymite) with Respirable Dust

 

COST: $143/ kit

If you are adding a field blank, add an additional $143.

Dust Silica w PPI copy

This kit provides the simplest means of taking your Silica sample(s). The Test Report will include 1 form of Silica as well as Respirable Dust. Includes everything you need all the way down to tape to close your package up to send back to us. Freight not included.

Includes:  

1- Gil-Air Pump with Charger

2- Tubing and Clip

3- Media (a field blank should be added) This is carried to the sampling site, exposed to the sampling conditions, (e.g. media unsealed and resealed), returned to the laboratory, treated as a sample, and carried through all steps of the analysis to evaluate possible effects attributable to shipping and field handling procedures. 

4- InstructionsCalibrator (Rotameter)

5- Packing MaterialsTest Report – Silica (quartz) with Respirable Dust    

 

COST: $117/ kit

If you are adding a field blank, add an additional $117.

Dust Silica wit cyclone copy

This kit provides a cyclone instead of the simple PPI sampler. The Test Report will include all 3 forms of Silica as well as Respirable Dust. Includes everything you need all the way down to tape to close your package up to send back to us. Freight not included.

Includes:

1- Gil-Air Pump with Charger

2- Tubing and Clip

3- Media (a field blank should be added) This is carried to the sampling site, exposed to the sampling conditions, (e.g. media unsealed and resealed), returned to the laboratory, treated as a sample, and carried through all steps of the analysis to evaluate possible effects attributable to shipping and field handling procedures. 

4- Instructions

5- Calibrator (Rotameter)

6- Packing Materials

7- Test Report – Silica (quartz, cristobalite & tridymite) with Respirable Dust    

 

COST: $113/ kit

If you are adding a field blank, add an additional $113.

Dust Silica wit cyclone copy

This kit provides a cyclone instead of the simple PPI sampler. The Test Report will include all 3 forms of Silica as well as Respirable Dust. Includes everything you need all the way down to tape to close your package up to send back to us. Freight not included.

Includes:  

1- Gil-Air Pump with Charger

2- Tubing and Clip

3- Media (a field blank should be added) This is carried to the sampling site, exposed to the sampling conditions, (e.g. media unsealed and resealed), returned to the laboratory, treated as a sample, and carried through all steps of the analysis to evaluate possible effects attributable to shipping and field handling procedures. 

4- Instructions

5- Calibrator (Rotameter)

6- Packing Materials

7- Test Report – Silica (quartz) with Respirable Dust

 

COST: $87/ kit

If you are adding a field blank, add an additional $87.

noise

Included in your silica testing, you can add noise testing to any of our kits. Your sampling session would include everything you need all the way down to tape to close your package up and send back to us. Freight not included.

Includes:  

1- Edge Noise Dosimeter

2- Charging Bay

3- Instructions

4- Calibrator

5- Packing Materials

6- Noise Report – Download    

 

Cost: $55/day, $165/ week or $530/month

vestPatented, this new industrial hygiene sampling vest allows workers to wear monitoring equipment more comfortably and safely than ever before. An integrated channel system is located throughout the vest to hold the tubing and wires of monitoring equipment in place with all media directly in the breathing zone. These channels help to eliminate any chance of tubing snagging or kinking while ensuring that monitoring equipment is in the same position for every individual, every time – eliminating the chance of error as a result of incorrect placement or differences in placement among the sample population.

WHAT’S IT MADE OUT OF?

We’ve made the vest from a 100% breathable polyester mesh and treated it with a self-extinguishing coating. The vest is ANSI Class 2 compliant and currently available in safety yellow only.

SIZE OPTIONS

Vests come in two sizes; both have adjustable straps to cover various sizes in one vest.

  • Small – Large   $105
  • XL – 3XL   $115

Ready to order?

After reviewing your options, fill out the form below to create your order with SGS Galson. Once you hit ‘submit’, your order will be sent along internally for processing and fulfillment. We’ll be sure reach out to you with any questions we might have regarding your order to ensure you’re getting exactly what you need.  

If you are not a current client of SGS Galson’s, please take a minute to create an account so we can process your online order.

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