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HHE Determination, Report No. HHE-80-114-737, Potomac Photo Supply, Washington, D.C.

Authors
Love-JR
Source
NIOSH 1980 Aug:4 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00103569
Abstract
Environmental surveys were conducted on May 18, 1980, to evaluate employee exposures airborne asbestos from the building insulation at Potomac Photo Supply (SIC-3861) in Washington, D.C. The evaluation was requested by an authorized employee on behalf of the 18 affected employees. Airborne asbestos concentrations ranged from undetectable to 0.04 fibers per cubic centimeter (fibers/cc), well below the OSHA standard of 2 fibers/cc. Analysis of a bulk insulation sample indicated the presence of about 40 to 60 percent amosite asbestos. The author concludes that no hazardous exposure to asbestos existed at the time of the survey. He recommends that periodic monitoring be instituted. If the environmental findings indicated a potential hazard, the insulation should be removed, encapsulated or enclosed.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-80-114-737; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-2; Health-surveys; Asbestos-dust; Insulation-materials; Dust-exposure; Fibrous-bodies; Air-sampling; Dust-analysis; Workplace-studies; Safety-measures;
Publication Date
19800801
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-167793
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
HHE-80-114-737
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
3861;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Branch, Division of Surveillance, Evaluations and Field Studies, Cincinnati, Ohio, 4 pages, 11 references
State
WA; OH;
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