HHE determination report no. HHE-75-178-295, New York Telephone and Telegraph Company, 770 Broadway, New York, N.Y.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 75-178-295, 1976 Jun; :1-5
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH on January 8, 1976, in a New York Telephone Company cable vault SIC- 4811), in New York City. The survey was prompted by a request from an authorized employee representative regarding worker exposure to styrene (100425) vapors while coating cable splices with polyester in telephone company cable vaults. Environmental sampling revealed that the workers were not exposed to hazardous airborne concentrations of styrene vapors. Routine operations were in progress at the time of this investigation, but the exposure may increase significantly during extended working periods. Therefore, recommendations are made to assure effective control under prolonged working hours.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-75-178-295; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-2; Air-quality-measurement; Air-contamination; Communications;
Author Keywords: coating cable splices; Kold-Wipe; styrene; benzoyl peroxide; butyl benzyl phthalate
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health