Question 1
You are an industrial hygienist conducting personal sampling on a worker who is overseeing a production process involving use of acetone (Note: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has established a Permissible Exposure Limit of 1000 parts per million (ppm) of acetone). You are able to measure the following exposures: 700 ppm for 3 hours 1300 ppm for 2 hours 900 ppm for 3 hours What is the calculated TWA? What would you tell plant management in terms of exposure to acetone and compliance with the PEL?
Question 2
Please solve the following problem indicating your response on a Word document and submitting the document via File Upload.
Using the following formula solve the problem below and show your work.
TWA = CaTa + CbTb + … + CnTn 8
Note: All concentrations are in parts contaminant per million parts of air or milligrams of contaminant per cubic meter of air.Air Sampling Problem: You are an industrial hygienist that is conducting personal sampling on a worker who is overseeing a production process involving use of toluene (Note: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has established a Permissible Exposure Limit of 200 parts per million (ppm)). You are able to measure the following exposures:
500 ppm for 1 hour 100 ppm for 4 hours 225 ppm for 3 hours What is the calculated TWA? What would you tell plant management in terms of exposure to toluene and compliance with the PEL?