Industrial Hygiene Testing

Industrial Hygiene Testing

Industrial Hygiene Testing

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A & B Labs provides a full range of Industrial Hygiene services. With clients ranging from Consultants, Industrial Companies, School Districts and Government Agencies, we have the experience and proficiency to provide quality, accurate data with competitive turnaround times. A & B Labs will provide routine sample media kits that include PVC filters, MCE filters, sorbent tubes, pumps and other related equipment.

A & B Labs offers the following Industrial Hygiene analyses

  • Ambient Air Quality Analyses
  • Airborne Fibers and Dust in Filters
  • Bulk Asbestos
  • Lead in Paint and Wipes
  • Metals
  • Mold & Bacteria

Indoor Air Quality Analyses

  • Formaldehyde
  • Volatile Organic compounds (VOC) down to ppb levels
  • Pesticides in Air
  • Airborne Mold and Bacteria
  • Tape and Bulk Sample Analysis for Mold
  • Total and Respirable Dust
  • Airborne Mold and Bacteria
  • Airborne and Bulk Asbestos Analysis

For a list of our analyses that include the sample size, container, preservation or holding time of a sample for an Environmental analysis, please refer to our Environmental Analytical Reference Guide. Also, please use our Sample Kit Guide to assist you in packing your Environmental testing samples.

Accreditations

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AIHA LAP, LLC – IH
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For collecting respirable crystalline silica for analysis by XRD, you will need a calibration pump to collect the air, a 37 mm cassette with 5.0 microgram PVC filter and a connector (cyclone) to attach the cassette to the pump. We have pumps and media available if notification is given in advance. If respirable dust is also wanted for the same sample then a 37 mm cassette with a pre-weighted PVC filter is used. Both analyses can be done on the same filter.

This analysis is needed to determine how much respirable articles of crystalline silica are in the air. Crystalline silica can be found in construction materials such as sand, mortar and concrete. These particles are released into the air when workers cut, drill or crush the materials. Too much exposure to respirable crystalline silica can lead to silicosis, a type of deadly lung disease, and other respiratory diseases. The OSHA silica standard requires monitoring.

Our standard TAT is 7 business days or later for most tests. For test results needed in less than 7 business days, rush charges may apply. A & B Labs will provide the TAT on each quote.

Rush charges may apply to the tests, if needed and/or specified that the test must be rushed. Rush charges will only apply to those tests in which rushing the sample testing implies an actual cost.

1 BUSINESS DAY TURNAROUND TIME = 100% SURCHARGE (When applicable)
2 BUSINESS DAY TURNAROUND TIME = 75% SURCHARGE (When applicable)
3 BUSINESS DAY TURNAROUND TIME = 50% SURCHARGE (When applicable)
4 BUSINESS DAY TURNAROUND TIME = 25% SURCHARGE (When applicable)
Sample matrix may affect feasible turnaround time

Note for Asbestos: A prep charge fee will be incurred if the samples are prepped but not able to be analyzed due to step rules for overloading. Bulk PLM that requires a separate report and analysis for individual layers will be charged accordingly, per layer.

A & B Labs will pay for the outgoing sample kit shipment costs if the kit order is received 5 business days in advance by using the most cost effective means of shipping available (Examples: UPS Ground Service, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express 3 Day, etc…). For International shipping, the client is responsible for shipping costs both outbound and inbound.

A & B Labs can provide sample media (at cost with a surcharge) provided the laboratory is given at least 5 days notice. Routine kits include PVC filters, MCE filters, sorbent tubes, chain of custody forms and Federal Express return shipment forms with A & B Labs’ ID number. Other media, pumps and related equipment are available for additional charges. All sample media will be charged to the client immediately after the media kit is ordered or given to the client.

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