EN 14583:2021

Workplace exposure - Volumetric bioaerosol samplers - General requirements and evaluation of performance

Publication date:   Feb 17, 2022

General information

60.60 Standard published   Dec 15, 2021


CEN/TC 137 Assessment of workplace exposure to chemical and biological agents

European Norm

13.040.30   Workplace atmospheres



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This document specifies general requirements for the evaluation of volumetric bioaerosol samplers in order to assess workplace exposure and their physical and biological performance.
This document describes the procedures for the development of volumetric bioaerosol samplers as well as their properties and validation.
This document provides a description of a test facility and selection criteria for microbial strains that can be used to assess their biological performance.
This document addresses requirements to manufacturers and developers of volumetric bioaerosol samplers as well as to test facilities with the equipment and skills to carry out the performance measurements of these samplers (see Annex D for application guidance).
This document is not intended for operators who use volumetric bioaerosol samplers to carry out exposure measurements for workers at occupational settings.
This document is not applicable for clean room measurements other than for occupational safety.

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EN 14583:2004


EN 14583:2021
60.60 Standard published
Dec 15, 2021