Date recorded: May 27 2020

Duration: 56 minutes 45 seconds

From 1 July, Australia's Queensland's government will halve the workplace exposure standard for respirable crystalline silica to 0.05 mg/m3. This stricter regulation has gained significant attention from health and safety officials as well as the media due to the rising health problems (e.g. silicosis) among industry workers. Respirable crystalline silica is formed during any mechanical treatment of silica-containing materials. In light of promoting health and safety at the workplace, it is imperative that service laboratories and industrial hygienists are able to accurately monitor and put in place timely control measures. This is to protect overexposure to workers. Regulatory bodies like OSHA have indicated X-ray diffraction as the recognised analytical method for quantifying respirable crystalline silica. Join our webinar to learn more about how to comply with regulations and how your service laboratory or company can benefit from XRD solutions for respirable crystalline silica testing. More details can be found on our industry solutions page

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Table of contents
1. Introduction: what is respirable silica
2. Where you can be exposed to respirable silica
3. Monitoring: XRD vs IR
4. How XRD works
5. How to quantify crystalline silica using XRD
6. Sample preparation tips
7. Which XRD technology for my analysis?
8. Performance of benchtop XRD rivals that of floorstanding XRD
9. Setting up calibration line
10. XRD for asbestos testing: expanding applications
11. Microscopy vs XRD
12. Q & A