Analytical Sampling Methods for Substances with an ACGIH TLV

How to Apply: 
Section 5.48 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation provides established exposure limits (ELs) for a worker's exposure to hazardous chemical substances. Generally, these ELs are established according to the TLVs adopted by the ACGIH. Prior to the adoption of new or revised TLVs, WorkSafeBC reviews and consults with stakeholders on potential implementation challenges, including access to validated sampling methods for these substances.  
WorkSafeBC is seeking research projects to develop, implement, and/or validate analytical sampling methods for the substances with ACGIH TLVs for which:  
• Validated substance-specific sampling methods currently do not exist, and require: 
     o New analytical methodologies; and/or 
     o New “Proof-of-Concept” sampling techniques and/or sampling devices.  
• Existing methods are not adequate, and require: 
     o Enhanced analytical sensitivity to improve upon existing analytical detection (e.g. Limit of Quantification (LOQ) issues); and/or 
     o Modifications to enable reliable sampling and lab analysis of ACGIH assigned size-selective criteria, such as:
           o Inhalable, thoracic and respirable fractions; and
           o Inhalable Fraction & Vapour (IFV) substances.
External Deadline: 
Friday, July 12, 2024
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