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HETA Report No. TA-79-31, Poole Construction Company, Denver, Colorado.

Authors
Gunter-BJ
Source
NIOSH 1979 Aug:4 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00091535
Abstract
Environmental air samples were collected on June 25, 1979, at a construction site of the Poole Construction Company (SIC-2661) in Denver, Colorado, to determine asbestos (1332214) exposure to three workers who were handling and sawing asbestos sheetboards. Breathing zone samples were analyzed for asbestos content. Concentration levels of fibers greater than 5 microns in length were shown to be 0.90 fibers per cubic centimeter to levels too high to analyze. These levels exceeded the OSHA standards of two fibers per cubic centimeter for fibers greater than 5 microns in length in all but two instances. The results show that an asbestos hazard does exist. The proper use of respirators and the education of employees about the dangers of asbestos exposure are recommended. Worker hygiene practices also are suggested.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-79-31; Region-8; Hazards-Confirmed; Occupational-exposure; Air-treatment-equipment; Asbestos-dust; Air-sampling; General-building-construction;
CAS No.
1332-21-4;
Publication Date
19790801
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB80-150683
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
TA-79-31
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
2661;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. TA-79-31, 4 pages
State
CO; OH;
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