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Technical Assistance Report No. TA-80-80, Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, New York.

Authors
Tharr-DG
Source
NIOSH 1980 Aug:6 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00103205
Abstract
Environmental samples were collected for fibrous glass at Ellis Hospital (SIC-8062) in Schenectady, New York, on June 6, 1980, at the request of the Hospital Administration. The request was prompted by employee complaints of itching and rash. High volume, settled dust, and workroom air samples were taken. The presence of fibrous glass in the air was confirmed by polarized light microscopy on the high volume samples. Trace amounts of fibrous glass were also observed in the four settled dust samples. Eight workroom samples contained fibrous concentrations ranging from 2,900 to 18,680 fibers per cubic meter (fibers/m3), will within the NIOSH recommended limit of 3,000,000 fiber/m3. The author concludes that although fibrous glass concentrations are below NIOSH limits, steps should be taken to reduce fibrous glass exposures, and a thorough cleaning of the work environment should be done to remove the fibrous glass residues.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-80-80; Health-care-facilities; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-2; Insulation-materials; Air-contamination; Airborne-fibers; Workplace-studies; Health-surveys; Medical-personnel; Air-sampling; Standards;
Publication Date
19800801
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-170888
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
TA-80-80
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
8062;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 6 pages, 3 references
State
NY; OH;
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