OSHA Method 1006: Arsenic, Cadmium, Cobalt, Copper, Lead, and Nickel
This method describes the collection and subsequent analysis of airborne metal and metalloid particulates by ICP-MS. It provides rapid preparation of samples collected on MCE filters, and simultaneous analysis and data reduction for a wide range of elements, eliminating the necessity of separate analyses by conventional atomic absorption techniques. Air samples should be collected on an MCE filter with included cellulose BUP. This method was not evaluated for its application to surface sampling wipes or bulks collected in the workplace. For samples where volatile arsenic is considered likely to be present (e.g., As2O3, AsCl3, AsF3, AsI3, AsP, As2S3, and H3AsO4), use both an MCE filter and a sodium carbonate-impregnated BUP.