Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

HHE determination report no. HHE-80-107, Wesvaco Corporation, Luke, Maryland.

Authors
Piacitelli-LA
Source
NIOSH 1981 Feb; :1-5
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00114549
Abstract
Asbestos (1332214) insulation removal procedures of the Electrical and Industrial Maintenance Corporation, Salem, Virginia, were observed at the Piedmont Parts warehouse of the Westvaco Corporation, Luke, Maryland, on July 31, 1980. Prior to Westvaco's decision to remove the insulation, a representative of the United Paper Industry Workers Union had requested an evaluation of asbestos exposure due to warehouse insulation for an unspecified number of Westvaco employees. Eight workers involved in the insulation removal attended a training session, had preemployment physical exams and chest X-rays, and were issued personal protective equipment. No personal air samples were taken during insulation removal. The investigators concluded that EPA and OSHA regulations for the removal and disposal of asbestos were followed, although some deficiences in personal protective procedures occurred. They recommend sealing all openings and fixtures, covering all flow and wall surfaces with 6 mil polyethylene sheeting, packing contaminated material in 6 mil sealable plastic bags, and providing workers with dual purpose respirators equipped with chemical cartridges and a particulate filter for asbestos.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-80-107; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-3; Asbestos-dusts; Dust-exposure; Insulation-workers; Control-methods
CAS No.
1332-21-4
Publication Date
19810203
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
HHE-80-107
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Environmental Investigations Branch, NIOSH, Morgantown, West Virginia, 5 pages, 6 references
State
MD; VA; WV
TOP