Who we are

Pickford & Rhyder Consulting conducts the following occupational hygiene sampling and analysis.

ASBESTOS IDENTIFICATION - NATA ACCREDITED
Qualitative asbestos identification in bulk samples (e.g. building materials), soils and ores. Analysis by Australian Standard 4964-2004, using polarised light microscopy techniques (including dispersion staining) for amosite (brown), chrysotile (white) and crocidolite (blue) asbestos.


AIRBORNE FIBRE ANALYSIS - NATA ACCREDITED
Sampling and analysis of airborne asbestos dust by the membrane filter method as described in the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission Guidance Note (April 2005).
Sampling and analysis of airborne man-made mineral fibres (synthetic mineral fibres) by the membrane filter method as described in the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission Guidance Note (June 1989).


RESPIRABLE DUST SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS - NATA ACCREDITED
Sampling and gravimetric analysis by Australian Standard 2985-2009. Dust sampled from a variety of workplaces including quarrying, factory, foundry, and mining locations.


INHALABLE DUST SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS - NATA ACCREDITED
Sampling and gravimetric analysis by Australian Standard 3640-2009. All types of dust as sampled from a variety of workplaces. Specific dusts may include – welding fume, metals, aerosols and chemical mists.


RESPIRABLE QUARTZ SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS - NATA ACCREDITED
Sampling using Australian Standard 2985-2009, analysis by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, using NH&MRC Method for quartz (crystalline silica) in respirable dust.


RESPIRABLE QUARTZ IN BULK SOLIDS - NATA ACCREDITED
Analysis of powdered samples or bulk solids for respirable quartz content using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and NH&MRC Method.


COTTON DUST - NATA ACCREDITED
Sampling and gravimetric analysis by the methods of Australian Standard 2985-2009 and OSHA regulations (1910.1043 App A).


AIRBORNE SAMPLING - NATA ACCREDITED
Sampling for organic vapours by the methods of Australian Standard 2986-2003. and welding fume using Australian Standard 3853-2006.


Contact the Laboratory for:

Sample sizes and transport information for asbestos identification analysis
Preparation of sample filters for respirable and inhalable dust, respirable quartz and fibre analysis
Hire of SIMPEDS respirable dust cyclones and inhalable dust samplers


Other Information:

Pickford & Rhyder Consulting is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025
National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) Accreditation Number is 2515.
Our laboratory also participates in analytical proficiency testing schemes within Australia and internationally.




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