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Industrial Hygiene Report Asbestos at Reading Brake and Alignment Service, Reading, Ohio.

Authors
Roberts-DR
Source
NIOSH 1980 Mar:7 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00106008
Abstract
Worker exposures to asbestos (1332214) and trace metals were surveyed at Reading Brake and Alignment Service (SIC-7539) in Reading, Ohio, on March 7, 1979. The number of employees was not reported. Asbestos concentrations in personal breathing zone samples from the brake mechanic averaged 0.04 fibers greater than 5 microns per cubic centimeter (f/cc), and general area air samples contained 0.009 to 0.014f/cc. Concentrations of lead (7439921), zinc (7440666), copper (7440508), iron (7439896), manganese (7439965), and chromium (7440473) were 0.7, less than 0.1 to 0.4, cubic meter, respectively. All exposures were well below OSHA standards of 2.0f/cc for asbestos, and 50, 5000, 1000, 10000, and 5000 micrograms per cubic meter for lead, zinc, copper, iron and manganese, respectively; no standards were provided for chromium. The author concludes that no asbestos hazard exists at this company, but notes that very little brake service activity occurred on the day of the survey. Asbestos exposures probably would be higher on days when the work load was greater.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-5; Metallic-dusts; Asbestos-dusts; Air-contamination; Air-sampling; Workplace-studies; Work-practices; IWS-32-56;
CAS No.
1332-21-4; 7439-92-1; 7440-66-6; 7440-50-8; 7439-89-6; 7439-96-5; 7440-47-3;
Publication Date
19800301
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-245193
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
IWS-32-56
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
7539;
Source Name
NIOSH, Division Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, Industry-wide Studies Branch, Cincinnati, Ohio, 7 pages, 7 references
State
OH;
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