Significance and Use
5.1 This guide provides information that could be used to:
5.1.1 Establish a hazardous material instrument program;
5.1.2 Help ensure that consistently reliable instruments are available for the detection of hazardous materials; and
5.1.3 Provide the safety professional with the means to evaluate the risk and facilitate the mitigation of the threat from hazardous materials.
5.2 This guide provides information to help perform the following:
5.2.1 Select detection equipment.
5.2.2 Maintain the equipment in a manner that supports its immediate use when required.
5.2.3 Store equipment using proper methods and conditions between uses.
5.2.4 Calibrate equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations and regulatory requirements:
184.108.40.206 At appropriate intervals;
220.127.116.11 Using appropriate standards; and
18.104.22.168 While maintaining proper documentation of calibration and repair.
5.2.5 Use and verify equipment performance:
22.214.171.124 As recommended by the manufacturer for its intended application;
126.96.36.199 By performing functional checks; and
188.8.131.52 By knowing any limitations of use.
5.3 This guide also provides information regarding the types of materials to be included in training programs for the use and maintenance of the equipment.
1.1 This guide provides techniques that can be used to ensure the proper operation and use of Hazardous Material detection equipment. This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Not all aspects of this guide may be applicable in all circumstances.
1.2 This guide is not intended to represent or replace any accreditation or certification documents by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged.
1.3 This guide 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 guide to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.4 When using HAZMAT equipment follow the manufacturer’s guidance and appropriate safety practices for the expected or suspected threat.
1.5 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.
biological agents; chemical agents; confined space; explosive gasses; hazardous materials; HAZMAT; instruments; radiation; safety; toxic chemicals; toxic gases;
ICS Number Code 17.240 (Radiation measurements)
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