Due to the up-rise of silicosis, countries like the US, Australia, New Zealand and across Europe are halving the permissible occupational exposure limits to respirable silica to as low as 0.05mg/m3.

Reduced exposure limits impose additional challenges to the analytical methods used for quantification of respirable silica. Adhering to the new requirements for the quantification limits, achieving not only accurate but reliable data in the shortest analysis time will help companies to make timely decisions, so critical to upholding employee health and safety (EHS) at the workplace. As part of our efforts to drive awareness about EHS at the workplace, Malvern Panalytical is proud to organize a series of masterclass webinars.

Automated analysis, quick measurement time, precise results, confidence in reporting; those are the key factors driving more and more occupational hygienists toward conducting their own respirable silica testing. During this webinar, learn more about the capabilities of modern XRD instruments and analytical software. We also cover practical concerns like setting up your reference calibration, instrument footprint, maintenance, staff training as well as other applications that you can run on the XRD to fully optimize your investment.

This webinar is part of our series of webinars on the topic of controlling respirable silica dust at the workplace. Scroll down to indicate your interest to attend.


Measurement type:
Phase quantification
June 16 2021 - June 16 2021
16:00 - 16:30
New Zealand Time [Pacific]
Event type:
Webinar - Live
Aeris range
X-ray Diffraction (XRD)


What you will learn:

  • How to gain more confidence in your reporting
  • Familiarising yourself with the latest XRD analytical tools and also how to analyze/interpret the data
  • Practical tips like setting up your reference calibration, instrument footprint, maintenance, staff training as well as other applications that you can run on the XRD to fully optimize your investment


Dr Olga Narygina, Application Specialist for X-ray Diffraction

Dr Olga Narygina studied physics at the Ural State University (Russia). After completing her master thesis on high-pressure, high-temperature studies of carbon nanotubes Dr Narygina moved to Bayerisches Geoinstitut (University of Bayreuth, Germany) to obtain her PhD degree. Her work there focused on high-pressure, high-temperature research of iron-containing silicates and alloys. This was followed by a post-doc position at the University of Edinburgh (The United Kingdom) where Dr Narygina carried on with the material property research at extreme pressure-temperature conditions with the focus on the structural properties of alkali metals. In 2011 Olga joined Malvern Panalytical. She started as an application specialist XRD in our Supply Center, Almelo, the Netherlands. A few years later, she progressed into an XRD product managerial role. In 2019, Dr Narygina moved to Australia and joined the APAC product/application specialist team.


Who should attend:

  • Environment testing labs
  • Governments and ministry of health and industrial development
  • Quality control
  • Laboratory managers
  • EHS compliance managers

How long is this webinar?

  • 15 minutes is the intended speaker time with additional time for addressing queries.

More information

Controlling respirable silica dust at the workplace webinar series

  • Why does it makes sense to analyze your own samples? Tips on how to achieve improved ROI on your own XRD instrument.
  • How to create your own respirable silica reference standards and other practical tips in adhering to strict standards like ISO 16258-1. Learn more
  • Adhering to new respirable silica dust laws and why you should consider X-ray diffraction. Learn more