OSHA / Industrial

Trace Analytics, LLC – the leading compressed air testing laboratory since 1989

OSHA / General Industry

OSHA air quality standards need to be met for any industry using compressed breathing air, for the safety of the employees. The AirCheckKit™ helps you comply with the 1st item of OSHA’s 14-point Checklist for Breathing Air Quality and Use.

We can test the compressed air quality of your air supply to assure that it meets Grade D breathing air requirements. Since OSHA doesn’t state what frequency you need to test or even how many locations need to be tested, our team of experts can provide assistance in setting up your monitoring program.

Easy Compliance with the #1 item on OSHA’s Checklist

Compressed air is used in a variety of industries including welding, sandblasting, spray painting, chemical spill cleaning and more. Some examples of when to use compressed breathing air may include:

  • If your employees work in situations where the level of oxygen is insufficient, or potentially insufficient.
  • If your employees are potentially exposed to harmful levels of hazardous gases or vapors.
  • If your employees are exposed to other potential respiratory hazards, such as dust, mists, fumes, sprays, and other airborne particles.

The 14-point Checklist and other useful OSHA documents are available in our Standards & Specifications section.

Since every customer has unique compressed air testing requirements, we will work with you to package an AirCheckKit™ to meet your specific needs.

OSHA / General Industry Compressed Air & Gas Testing Specifications

Trace Analytics, LLC can test to a wide variety of specifications. Some example specs commonly used in OSHA / General Industry are shown below:

SCBA Use - Selected Air Quality Specifications

Air Quality SpecificationTHCCOCH4CO2H2ODP, °FO2N2OILODOR
CGA Grade D (G-7.1-2011)N/A10N/A100067-5019.5-23.5N/A5None/Slight
CGA Grade L (G-7.1-2011) (SCBA)N/A10N/A100024-6519.5-23.5N/A5None/Slight
NFPA 1989-2013 (N)25 (T)5N/A100024-6519.5-23.575.0-81.02Not Pronounced
OSHA 1910.134 Respiratory Protection - 2004 Cylinder (Y)N/A10N/A100067-5019.5-23.5N/A5None/Slight
OSHA 1910.134 Respiratory Protection - 2004 SCBA (S)N/A10N/A100067-5019.5-23.5N/A5None/Slight
THC = Total Gaseous Hydrocarbons, ppmvCO2 = Carbon Dioxide, ppmvO2 = Oxygen, volume %HS = Halogenated Solvents, ppmv
CO = Carbon Monoxide, ppmvH2O = Water, ppmvN2 = Nitrogen, volume %Odor = Odor as supplied by customer
CH4 = Methane, ppmvDP = Dew Point, °F at 0 psigOil = Oil Mist & Particulate, mg/m3
Air & Gas Specifications referenced above may be viewed and/or purchased from: CGA - Compressed Gas AssociationNFPA - National Fire Protection AssociationOSHA - Occupational Health & Safety Administration

Airline Respirators - Selected Air Quality Specifications

Air Quality SpecificationTHCCOCH4CO2H2ODP, °FO2N2OILODOROther
CGA G-7-2011 Grade D (1)N/A10N/A1000N/AN/A19.5-23.5N/A5None/SlightN/A
CGA G-7-2011 Grade D (2)N/A10N/A1000N/AN/A19.5-23.5N/A5None/SlightN/A
CGA G-7.1-2011 Grades D & E (2)2510N/A1000N/AN/A20-22N/A5None/SlightN/A
CSA Z180.1-2013 (<15 psig)(N)N/A510600N/AN/A20-22N/A1None/SlightHalogenated Hydrocarbons, ppmv
5
CSA Z180.1-2013 (15-2216 psig)(L)N/A510600N/AN/A20-22N/A1None/SlightHalogenated Hydrocarbons, ppmvPressure Dewpoint, °C
5Subtract 5°C from Lowest Temp; Use -5°C as Default
OSHA 1910.134 Respiratory Protection-2004 Compressor (O)N/A10N/A1000(O)(O)19.5-23.5N/A5None/SlightN/A
THC = Total Gaseous Hydrocarbons, ppmvCO2 = Carbon Dioxide, ppmvO2 = Oxygen, volume %HS = Halogenated Solvents, ppmv
CO = Carbon Monoxide, ppmvH2O = Water, ppmvN2 = Nitrogen, volume %Odor = Odor as supplied by customer
CH4 = Methane, ppmvDP = Dew Point, °F at 0 psigOil = Oil Mist & Particulate, mg/m3
Air & Gas Specifications referenced above may be viewed and/or purchased from: CGA - Compressed Gas AssociationCSA - Canadian Standards AssociationOSHA - Occupational Health & Safety Administration