Inhalable and Respirable Dust

Many environmental and occupational settings are known to have issues with airborne dust. Certain components of some dust may be hazardous to health and as such personal exposure to these substances in the occupational environmentl must be controlled. Dusts may be generated by an industrial process or other activities within a workplace or the wider environment. Airborne dust may be classsified as inhalable dust (nuisance dust) or respirable dust. 

CES is IANZ accredited to carry out gravimetric analysis for inhalable and respirable dust collected on membrane filters. CES recommends regular monitoring of the workplace to determine compliance to the current workplace exposure or environmental standards. 

We can determine the airborne concentration of a range of contaminants in the workplace, including inhalable dust (nuisance dust), respirable dust, silica (quartz and crystobalite), metal dust (welding fume), and wood dust (soft and hard wood).

We can attend on site to carry out air sampling, or alternatively can provide your company health and safety representative with a sampling kit and full instructions.

If you have any questions about the type of sampling you may require, please send us an email or use the enquiries form outlining your situation.




Our IANZ accreditation includes; Environmental Monitoring Air - Respirable and inhalable particulate collected on filters;


AS2985:2009 Workplace Atmospheres - Method for sampling and gravimetric determination of respirable dust

AS3640:2009 Workplace Atmospheres - Method for sampling and gravimetric analysis of total inspirable dust