Metals Testing

CASSEN Testing Laboratories offers a wide range of analysis packages for metals, including Open Metal Scan, Toxic Metal Scan, 28 Elements Scan and Welding Fumes. The Open Scan is for investigation of unknown contaminants in various matrices by simultaneous detection of multiple elements. Our state-of-the-art equipment provides accurate and reliable analysis for multiple metals in different matrices. Contamination with some toxic metals is a serious concern for human health and the environment due to their accumulation and toxicity.

CASSEN Testing Labs New Analytical Parameters – Metals (NIOSH7300/7303 ICP)

 

Element

Exposure Limits  (mg/m3)

OSHA

NIOSH

Aluminum (Al)

15 (total dust)

5 (respirable)

10 (total dust)

5 (respirable fume)

2 (salts, alkyls)

Antimony (Sb)

0.5

0.5

Arsenic (As)

TWA 0.010 (inorganic)

TWA 0.5 (organic compounds)

0.002 (carcinogenic)

Barium (Ba)

0.5

0.5

Beryllium (Be)

0.002

0.0005 (carcinogenic)

Bismuth (Bi)

Boron (B)

15 mg/m3

boron oxide, total dust (8-hour TWA)

10 mg/m3

boron oxide

(10-hour TWA)

Cadmium (Cd)

0.005

Calcium (Ca)

Chromium (Cr)

0.5

0.5

Cobalt (Co)

0.1

0.05 (dust, fume)

Copper (Cu)

1 (dust, mists)

0.1 (fume)

1 (dust)

0.1 (fume)

Iron (Fe)

10 (dust, fume)

5 (dust, fume)

Lead (Pb)

0.05

0.05

Lithium (Li)

Magnesium (Mg)

15 (dust) as oxide

5 (respirable)

10 (fume) as oxide

Manganese (Mn)

5

1; STEL 3

Molybdenum (Mo)

5 (soluble)

15 (total insoluble)

5 (soluble)

10 (insoluble)

Nickel (Ni)

1

0.015 (carcinogenic)

Potassium (K)

Selenium (Se)

0.2

0.2

Silver (Ag)

0.01 (dust, fume, metal)

0.01 (metal)

Sodium (Na)

Strontium (Sr)

Thallium (Tl)

0.1 (skin) (soluble)

0.1 (skin) (soluble)

Titanium (Ti)

Vanadium (V)

0.05

Zinc (Zn)

 

Sampling Media/Matrices

Analytical Methods

  • Surface Wipes

NIOSH7300/7303

NIOSH7013

NIOSH7027

NIOSH7082

  • Bulk Materials

OSHA ID-125G

NIOSH7020

NIOSH7029

NIOSH9100

  • Air samples

EPA 6010C

NIOSH7024

NIOSH7056

NIOSH6009