SafeWork NSW trading as TestSafe Australia

Site

Chemical Analysis Branch

Accreditation No.

3726

Site No.

3719

Date of Accreditation

09 Jul 1992

Address

Building 1, Level 2, 9-15 Chilvers Road
Thornleigh, NSW 2120
Australia

testsafe.com.au/chemical.asp

Contact

Dr Martin Mazereeuw P: +61 (02) 94734005

Availability

Services available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

Chemical Analysis Branch

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Environment

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for crystalline substances Bulk materials α-Quartz X-ray diffraction (XRD) in-house method WCA 115
Aluminium oxide (alumina, corumdum); Aluminium silicates (kaolinite, kaolin); Amphibole; Barium sulfate (baryte); Calcium carbonate (calcite); Calcium hydroxide; Calcium magnesium carbonate (dolomit); Calcium oxide; Calcium silicate; Calcium sulphate (gypsum); Cristobalite; Magnesium carbonate (magnesite); Magnesium oxide; Mica (muscovite); Silicon carbide; Talc; Titanium oxide (anatase, rutile); Tridymite; Zinc chloride; Zinc oxide; α-Quartz X-ray diffraction (XRD) in-house method WCA 112
Analysis for industrial chemicals Air Cyclohexyl amine; Dibutylamine; Diethylamine; Dimethylamine; Dimethylethylamine; Dipropylamine; Hexylamine; Isobutylamine; Isopropylamine; Propylamine; Tributyl amine; Triethylamine; Trimethylamine; n-Butylamine; sec-Butylamine; tert-Butylamine GC-MS

in-house method WCA 180

Air; Charcoal tubes; Passive samplers 1,1,1-Trichloroethane (1,1,1-TCA, methyl chloroform, chlorothene); 1,1,2-Trichloroethane (1,1,2-TCA, vinyl trichloride); 1,1-Dichloroethane (1,1-DCA); 1,2,3-Trimethylbenzene (1,2,3-TMB, hemimellitene); 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene (1,2,4-TMB, pseudo-cumene); 1,2-Dichlorobenzene (o-dichlorobenzene); 1,2-Dichloroethane (1,2-DCA, ethylene dichloride); 1,2-Diethoxyethane (diethyl cellosolve, EGDEE); 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene (1,3,5-TMB, mesitylene); 1,4-Dichlorobenzene (p-dichlorobenzene); 1-Methoxy-2-propylacetate (PGMEA); 2,3-Dimethylpentane; 2-Ethoxyethyl acetate (ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate, cellosolve acetate, EGMEA); 2-Ethyl-1-hexanol; 2-Methylbutane (isopentane); 2-Methylpentane (isohexane); 3-Methylheptane; 3-Methylpentane; 4-Methyl-2-pentanone (methyl isobutyl ketone, MIBK); Acetoin; Acetone; Acetonitrile; Benzene; Butanone (methyl ethyl ketone, MEK, 2-butanone); Carbitol acetate (diethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate, DEGMEEA); Carbon tetrachloride (tetrachloromethane); Chlorobenzene (benzene chloride, monochlorobenzene); Cyclohexane; Cyclohexanol; Cyclohexanone; Cyclopentane; D-limonene; Decane (n-decane); Diacetone alcohol (2-pentanone, 4-hydroxy-4-methyl-2-pentanone); Dichloromethane (DCM, methylene chloride); Dodecane (n-dodecane); Ethanol; Ethoxyethane (ethyl ether); Ethylacetate; Ethylbenzene; Heptane (n-heptane); Hexane (n-hexane); Isobutyl acetate; Isobutyl alcohol (isobutanol, 2-methylpropan-1-ol); Isooctane; Isophorone (isoforone, isoacetophorone); Isopropylbenzene (cumene); Methoxypropanol (PGMME); Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE); Methylcyclohexane; Methylcyclopentane; Nonane (n-nonane); Octane (n-octane); Pentane (n-pentane); Propan-2-ol (isopropyl alcohol, isopropanol, 2-propanol); Styrene (ethenyl benzene); Tetrachloroethene (perchloroethylene, perchloroethene, tetrachloroethylene); Tetradecane (n-tetradecane); Tetrahydrofuran (THF); Toluene; Trichloroethene (trichloroethylene, TCE); Trichloromethane (chloroform); Tridecane (n-tridecane); Undecane (n-undecane, hendecane, n-hendecane); m-Xylene; n-Butanol; n-Butylacetate; o-Xylene; p-Xylene; α-Pinene; β-Pinene GC-MS

in-house method WCA 207

Air; Vapours Oxirane (ethyleneoxide) GC-MS

in-house method WCA 217

Diethanolamine; Ethanolamine (monoethanolamine, MEA); Tetraethanolamine Ion chromatography (IC)

in-house method WCA 228

Ammonia Ion chromatography (IC)

in-house method WCA 149

Acetic acid Ion chromatography (IC)

in-house method WCA 208

Nicotine GC-MS

in-house method WCA 143

Analysis for isocyanates Air Isocyanates - Total HPLC

in-house method WCA 110

Analysis for organic vapours Air Oil mist Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)

in-house method WCA 173

Acenaphthene; Acenaphthylene (acenaphthalene); Anthracene; Benz(a)anthracene; Benzo(a)pyrene; Benzo(b)fluoranthene; Benzo(g,h,i)perylene; Benzo(j,k)fluoranthene; Chrysene; Dibenzo(a,h)pyrene; Fluoranthene (benzo[j,k]fluorene); Fluorene; Indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene; Naphthalene; Phenanthrene; Pyrene GC-MS

in-house method WCA 178

Filters; Sorbent tubes Bioallethrin; Cypermethrin; Deltamethrin; Fenpropathrin; Fenvalerate; MGK-264 (n-octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide); Permethrin; Piperonyl butoxide; Pyrethroids; λ-Cyhalothrin GC-MS

in-house method WCA 199

Vapours Acetaldehyde (ethanal); Acrolein (2-propenal); Chloroacetaldehyde (chloroethanal); Crotonaldehyde; Formaldehyde (methanal); Pentanal (valeraldehyde) HPLC

in-house method WCA 179

Pentanedial (1,5-pentanedial, glutaraldehyde) HPLC

in-house method WCA 114

Analysis for respirable quartz Inhalable particles and dust Cristobalite; α-Quartz X-ray diffraction (XRD)

in-house method WCA 220

Analysis for serpentine Bulk materials Serpentine X-ray diffraction (XRD) in-house method WCA 112
Analysis of dust Dust Arsenic; Cadmium; Chromium; Cobalt; Copper; Iron; Lead; Manganese; Molybdenum; Nickel; Selenium; Tin; Titanium; Tungsten; Vanadium; Zinc X-ray fluorescence (XRF)

in-house method WCA 181

Dust - Respirable Gravimetric

in-house method WCA 191

Dust - Inhalable Gravimetric

in-house method WCA 190

Analysis of the workplace environment and hazards for inorganic gases Vapours Hydrobromic acid mist; Hydrochloric acid mist; Hydrofluoric acid mist; Metaphosphoric acid mist; Nitric acid mist; Nitrous acid mist; Orthophosphoric acid mist; Phosphoric acid mist; Sulfuric acid mist Ion chromatography (IC)

in-house method WCA 194

Analysis of the workplace environment and hazards for metals and metal compounds Bulk samples Aluminium; Antimony; Arsenic; Barium; Bismuth; Bromide; Cadmium; Caesium; Calcium; Chlorine; Chromium; Cobalt; Copper; Gallium; Germanium; Gold; Hafnium; Indium; Iodine; Iridium; Iron; Lead; Magnesium; Manganese; Mercury; Nickel; Niobium; Palladium; Phosphorus; Platinum; Potassium; Rhodium; Rubidium; Selenium; Silicon; Silver; Sodium; Strontium; Sulfur; Tantalum; Tellurium; Thallium; Tin; Titanium; Tungsten; Uranium; Vanadium; Yttrium; Zinc; Zirconium X-ray fluorescence (XRF)

in-house method WCA 113

Dust; Welding fumes and gases Metals Gravimetric

in-house method WCA 192

Swabs Antimony; Arsenic; Beryllium; Bismuth; Cadmium; Chromium; Cobalt; Copper; Indium; Lead; Manganese; Nickel; Platinum; Selenium; Strontium; Thallium; Tin; Uranium; Vanadium; Zinc ICP-MS

in-house method WCA 219

Welding fumes and gases Arsenic; Cadmium; Chromium; Cobalt; Copper; Iron; Lead; Manganese; Molybdenum; Nickel; Selenium; Tin; Titanium; Tungsten; Vanadium; Zinc X-ray fluorescence (XRF)

in-house method WCA 182

Chromium VI (hexavalent chromium) UV-vis spectrophotometry

in-house method WCA 176

Analysis of the workplace environment in confined spaces Air Dust Gravimetric

in-house method WCA 151

Air; Air - Indoor Nitrogen dioxide Ion chromatography (IC) in-house method WCA 243
Air; Particulate matter Dust Gravimetric in-house method WCA 156
Air; Swabs Mercury Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) - Cold vapour

in-house method WCA 174

Swabs Cyclophosphamide; Ifosfamide LC-MS-MS

in-house method WCA 233

Identification of asbestos, mineral fibres (including synthetic) and organic fibres Bulk samples Amosite; Chrysotile; Crocidolite; Organic fibres; Synthetic mineral fibres (SMF) Polarised light microscopy (including dispersion staining) AS 4964 and in-house method WCA 201

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Human Testing for Workplace and/or Community Screening

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Monitoring for biomarkers Urine Creatinine UV-vis spectrophotometry

in-house method WCA 128

Monitoring for heavy metals, organometals and trace elements Blood Cadmium; Cobalt; Lead; Manganese ICP-MS

in-house method WCA 214

Bromide X-ray fluorescence (XRF)

in-house method WCA 148

Urine Mercury ICP-MS

in-house method WCA 225

Antimony; Beryllium; Bismuth; Cadmium; Chromium; Cobalt; Copper; Lead; Manganese; Nickel; Selenium; Thallium; Uranium; Vanadium ICP-MS

in-house method WCA 215

Fluoride Ion selective electrode (ISE)

in-house method WCA 150

Arsenic LC-ICP-MS

in-house method WCA 218

Monitoring for pesticides Blood Organochlorides: Dieldrin, DDT - Total, DDD, DDE, DDT, hexachlorobenzene, heptachlorepoxide GC-ECD

in-house method WCA 101

Urine Glyphosate (n-[phosphonomethyl]glycine) HPLC

in-house method WCA 136

Pentachlorophenol Gas chromatography (GC)

in-house method WCA 166

2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D); 3,6-Dichloro-2-methoxybenzoic acid (dicamba); 4-Amino-3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinecarboxylic acid (picloram); Bromoxynil; Clopyralid; Triclopyr (3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinyloxyacetic acid) Gas chromatography (GC)

in-house method WCA 102

Monitoring for residues, hydrocarbons and other contaminants of the environment (excluding pesticides) Urine Hippuric acid; Toluric acid HPLC

in-house method WCA 131

1,1,1-Trichloroethane (1,1,1-TCA, methyl chloroform, chlorothene); 4-Methyl-2-pentanone (methyl isobutyl ketone, MIBK); Acetone; Acrylonitrile; Butanone (methyl ethyl ketone, MEK, 2-butanone); Cyclohexanol; Dichloromethane (DCM, methylene chloride); Ethanol; Ethylacetate; Methanol; Styrene (ethenyl benzene); Tetrahydrofuran (THF); Toluene GC-MS - Headspace

in-house method WCA 163

Isocyanates LC-MS-MS in-house method WCA.246 
Cyclophosphamide; Ifosfamide LC-MS-MS

in-house method WCA 231

s-Phenyl mercapturic acid LC-MS-MS

in-house method WCA 211

Thiocyanate UV-vis spectrophotometry

in-house method WCA 124

1-Hydroxypyrene HPLC

in-house method WCA 158

Trichloroacetic acid Gas chromatography (GC)

in-house method WCA 146

Mandelic acid HPLC

in-house method WCA 125

Cresol; Phenol HPLC

in-house method WCA 145

4,4'-Methylenebis(2-chloroaniline)(MOCA) Gas chromatography (GC)

in-house method WCA 187

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Materials

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Chemical analysis of polymers and related materials Paints and related coating materials Lead ICP-MS

in-house method WCA 213

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