1.1 This practice describes a procedure for the wet wiping of potentially exposed skin of workers for the subsequent determination of metals and metalloids. NOTE 1 - For guidance on collection of wipe samples on surfaces other than skin, refer to Guide D7659. 1.2 This practice does not address the sampling design criteria that are used for hazard evaluation, risk assessment, or other purposes. 1.3 This practice contains notes that are explanatory and are not part of the mandatory requirements of this practice. 1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. 1.5 This practice offers a set of instructions for performing one or more specific operations. This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all circumstances. This standard is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this document be applied without consideration of a projects many unique aspects. The word Standard in the title means only that the document has been approved through the ASTM consensus process. 1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
No consensus standards currently exist for dermal sampling. This practice is intended for the use of wiping media to collect samples from contaminated skin for the estimation of dermal exposure to metals and metalloids. Users will include industrial hygiene practitioners in workplace and environmental settings.
surface wipe; hand sampling; dermal; exposure assessment
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
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