SKC OSHA/NIOSH/ASTM Sampling Guide for Oil mist (total aerosol)

Chemical Hazard

Oil mist (total aerosol)

CAS. No.

Sampling Methodology

NON 46

Sampling Parameters

Agency Standards (ppm)




TWA 5 mg/m3

varies L

2000 ml/min

varies hrs

Analytical Method


SKC Sampling Equipment

IOM Particulate Sampler:225-70A 


Air Sampling Pump:220-5000TC 


NON 46: Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J. 57 (12)1149-1152 (1996) 'Exposures to Inhalable and Total Oil Mist Aerosol by Metal Machining Shop Workers.'

This SKC Air Sampling guide is a reference only to assist users in finding the method, sampling equipment, and sampling media for a specific compound. This publication is intended for general information only and should not be used as a substitute for reviewing applicable government regulations, equipment operating instructions, or legal standards. Users must consult the appropriate sampling method for the compound of interest before sampling. The sampling parameters shown here are suggestions based on the ranges or volume, flow, and time specified in the methods. It is the responsibility of the analyst performing the sampling and analysis steps to adjust the parameters so that the required detection limits can be obtained. The information contained in this document should not be construed as legal advice or opinion nor as a final authority on legal or regulatory procedures.

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