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HHE Determination Report HHE-79-68-599, United States Testing Company, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey.

Authors
Tharr-DG
Source
NIOSH 1979 Jun:10 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00091553
Abstract
Breathing zone air sample tests were performed on three employees in the Technology and Flammability Section of the Engineering Department of the United States Testing Company, Inc. (SIC-3264), Hoboken, New Jersey, on April 18 and 19, 1979. The evaluation request was received from an authorized representative of Local 1936, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and was prompted by worker complaints of eye and throat irritations, headaches, nausea, and concern over long term effects of asbestos (1332214) exposure. Measured concentrations of asbestos ranged from undetectable to 0.41 fibers per cubic centimeter of air. The concentrations were less than the OSHA standard of 2 fibers per cubic centimeter of air, greater than 5 microns in length, but did exceed OSHA policy requiring medical examinations for employees exposed to over 0.1 fibers per cubic centimeter of air. ventilation measurements reveal that air flow in the section generally was inadequate. Improvements of the ventilation system, and annual medical examinations for employees exposed to asbestos are recommended.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-79-68-599; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Region-2; Hazard-Confirmed; Chemicals-and-allied-products; Asbestos-dust; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-hazards; Airborne-contaminants; Air-sampling; Unions;
CAS No.
1332-21-4;
Publication Date
19790601
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB80-153695
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-79-68-599
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
3264;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE 79-68-599, 10 pages
State
NJ; OH;
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