Breakfast and Learn: Controlling Respirable Crystalline Silica (Brisbane)

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Organiser: Malvern Panalytical Breakfast and Learn: Controlling Respirable Crystalline Silica (Brisbane)
Location: Queensland
Date: May 8, 2020

Respirable crystalline silica is formed during any mechanical treatment of silica-containing materials. This could be quarrying, tunneling, brick and tile making, stone cutting, construction and demolition works, foundry work, grit and sand blasting, etc. 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.
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  • Date: May 08 2020 - May 08 2020
  • Time: 10:00 - 12:30 (GMT+08:00) AUS Western
  • Country: Australia
  • Location: Queensland, QLD(AUS), Australia
  • Event type: Seminar
  • Language: English


Here’s what our specialist will cover

  1. Comparison of analytical techniques which are sensitive towards quantifying respirable silica
  2. Why OSHA ID-W42 and NIOSH Method 7500 classify X-ray diffraction (XRD) as the only method of reliably quantifying crystalline silica polymorphs
  3. Comparison of the latest XRD models. Which is a better fit for you: compact model for routine filter analysis, or advanced model also capable of related R&D activities
  4. Important points of reference for sample preparation
  5. Analyse samples and test the performance (speed, sensitivity, accuracy) of our X-ray diffractometers with samples
  6. Calculate your ROI when adopting XRD as the method for analysis


Look out for a similar breakfast and learn session near you
Malvern Panalytical believes in helping companies stay in the forefront in their analysis towards the protection of health and safety at the workplace. We intend on organizing more breakfast and learn sessions pertaining to this topic across the country. Stay tuned for more.

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Who should attend:
1. Government and testing laboratories
2. Hygienists at the mine, construction and any blasting or demolition sites
3. Those interested to expand their XRD applications towards quantifying and controlling respirable crystalline silica

Get yourself up to speed
with the latest X-ray diffractometers to help your company control overexposure to respirable crystalline silica:

  • The Aeris is a compact XRD which could be placed at mobile mining operations or service labs and could be used for routine filter analysis

  • The Empyrean advanced XRD is used by laboratories for related research work

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