Standard Guide for
Air Monitoring at Waste Management Facilities for Worker
This standard is issued under the fixed designation D 4844; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of
original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of the last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A
superscript epsilon (e) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.
1.1 This guide is intended to provide a standardized approach for establishing and carrying out an air monitoring
program to protect workers at waste management facilities.
This guide may apply to routine operations at an active
treatment, storage, or disposal site or the extraordinary conditions that can be encountered in opening and cleaning up a
remedial action site.
1.2 Any user of this guide must understand that it is
impossible to predict all the difficulties that could develop at a
waste management facility due to hazardous airborne emissions. Although air contaminant measurements obtained in
accordance with this guide may indicate acceptable or tolerable
levels of toxic agents are present, care and judgment must still
be exercised before concluding that all atmospheric contaminants at the site are under control.
2. Referenced Documents
2.1 ASTM Standards:
D 1356 Terminology Relating to Atmospheric Sampling
D 1357 Practice for Planning the Sampling of the Ambient
D 1605 Practices for Sampling Atmospheres for Analysis of
Gases and Vapors2
D 3614 Guide for Evaluating Laboratories Engaged in Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheres and Emissions2
D 4687 Guide for General Planning of Waste Sampling3
2.2 ISO Standard:
ISO 17025 General Requirements for the Competence of
Testing and Calibration Laboratories4
2.3 Federal Standards:
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