Workplace exposure - Measurement of dustiness of bulk materials that contain or release respirable NOAA or other respirable particles - Part 1: Requirements and choice of test methods

Standard Number ÖNORM EN 17199-1: 2019 12 15
Organization Austrian Standards Institute Austria
Level National
Category Test Method | Characterization | Measurement
Status
  • DEC 2019 Published
ABSTRACT
This document provides the methodology for measuring and characterizing the dustiness of a bulk material that contains or releases respirable NOAA and other respirable particles. In addition, it specifies the environmental conditions, the sample handling procedure and the method of calculating and presenting the results. Guidance is given on the choice of method to be used. The methodology described in this document enables: a) the quantification of dustiness in terms of health related dustiness mass fractions, b) the quantification of dustiness in terms of a number-based dustiness index and a number-based emission rate, and c) the characterization of the aerosol from its particle size distribution and the morphology and chemical composition of its particles.