• Secretariat: ANSI
    Committee Manager:
    Dr Emily Lee
  • Chairperson (until end 2029):
    Mr Steven Verpaele
  • ISO Technical Programme Manager [TPM]:
    Ms Wenyan Li
    ISO Editorial Manager [EM]:
    Ms Sanjali Jain
  • Creation date: 1980


Elaboration of standards in the field of workplace atmospheres excluding the establishment of limit values. The standards are used as references in promulgated health standards, by practitioners of occupational/industrial hygiene in workplace monitoring for compliance purposes and for health outcomes, by sampling hardware manufacturers in design and required performance of said hardware, and by researchers in the field of occupational health and industrial hygiene.

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Sustainable Development Goals

This committee contributes with 56 standards to the following Sustainable Development Goals:


Published ISO standards *


ISO standards under development *

Participating members
Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 146/SC 2/WG 1   Particle size-selective sampling and analysis Working group
ISO/TC 146/SC 2/WG 2   Inorganic particulate matter Working group
ISO/TC 146/SC 2/WG 3   Gases Working group
ISO/TC 146/SC 2/WG 4   Organic Compounds Working group
ISO/TC 146/SC 2/WG 7   Silica Working group
ISO/TC 146/SC 2/WG 8   Assessment of contamination of skin and surfaces from airborne chemicals Working group
ISO/TC 146/SC 2/WG 9   Sampling pump performance Working group
ISO/TC 146/SC 2/WG 10   Terminology and quality control in workplace air Working group
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 146/SC 2

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 146/SC 2:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 8/SC 12 Ships and marine technology - Large yachts ISO
ISO/TC 33 Refractories ISO
ISO/TC 158 Analysis of gases ISO
ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 146/SC 2

ISO/TC 146/SC 2 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
IMA-Europe Industrial Minerals Association - Europe AISBL A

Date Month Location TC/SC Note
13 September 2024 Virtual () ISO/TC 146/SC 2  

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 146/SC 2 - Secretariat

ANSI [United States]

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