What is the calculated TWA? What would you tell plant management in terms of exposure to toluene and compliance with the PL?

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    Using the following formula, solve the problem below, and show your work.

    TWA = Ca Ta + Cb Tb + … + Ctn

    TWA = Time-Weighted Average
    Ca = Concentration of contaminant during the sampling period “a
    Ta = Time of sampling period “a
    Cb = Concentration of contaminant during the sampling period “b”
    Tb = Time of sampling period “b
    Cb = Concentration of contaminant during the sampling period “n“, where “n” is the last of a series of contaminants
    Tn = Time of sampling period “n

    Note: All concentrations are in parts contaminant per million parts of air or milligrams of contaminant per cubic meter of air.

    Air Sampling Problem: You are an industrial hygienist that is conducting personal sampling on a worker who is overseeing a production process involving use of toluene (Note: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has established a Permissible Exposure Limit of 200 parts per million (ppm)). You are able to measure the following exposures:
    500 ppm for 1 hour

    100 ppm for 4 hours

    225 ppm for 3 hours
    What is the calculated TWA? What would you tell plant management in terms of exposure to toluene and compliance with the PL?

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