Washington State University
Environmental Health & Safety Chemical Exposure Monitoring

Chemical Exposure Monitoring

The term “chemical exposure monitoring” typically means the measurement of employee exposure to airborne vapors, mists, fumes, or dust particles.

Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) maintains several pieces of specialized chemical exposure monitoring equipment to monitor potential employee exposure to a variety of substances.

OH&S will provide, upon request, an evaluation of an employee’s potential exposure to airborne chemicals. The evaluation may include actual air sampling to determine the exposure concentration and dose.

Evaluations regularly conducted by EH&S staff include those for formaldehyde, solvents, isocyanates, asbestos, and lead.


Fact Sheet: Chemical Monitoring and Sampling