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Health hazard evaluation summaries: HETA-81-038-801, Hensel Phelps Construction Company, Greeley, Colorado.

Authors
Gunter-BJ
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HETA 81-038-801, 1981 Jan; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
00114026
Abstract
Worker exposures to asbestos (1332214) were surveyed during hotel construction operations (SIC-1542) in Greeley, Colorado on November 18, 1980. The management of Hensel Phelps Construction Company requested the evaluation on behalf of four carpenters who worked with asbestos sheetboard. Four breathing zone samples and one area air sample were collected on AA filters and were counted on a phase contrast microscope. The samples contained asbestos concentrations of 50,000 to 320,000 fibers per cubic meter greater than 5 microns in length, below the OSHA standard of 2,000,000 fibers per cubic meter greater than 5 microns in length. Inadequate use of respirators was noted. The author concludes that the workers are exposed to hazardous amounts of asbestos. Recommendations include implementation of an adequate respiratory protection program, promotion of good personal and workplace hygiene habits, and worker education concerning asbestos exposure hazards.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HETA--81-038-801; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Hazards-Confirmed; Region-8; Construction-workers; Construction-industry; Asbestos-dusts; Health-surveys; Dust-analysis; Dust-sampling; Worker-health; Author Keywords: General Contractors; asbestos; construction; respirators
CAS No.
1332-21-4
Publication Date
19810101
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-188616
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
HETA-81-038-801
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
1542
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CO; OH
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