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HETA Branch Report No. TA-77-20, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Authors
Straub-WE
Source
NIOSH 1977 Jul:7 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00115999
Abstract
Environmental air samples were analyzed for asbestos (1332214) at Saint Elizabeths Hospital (SIC-8063) in Washington, D.C. on February 16 and 17, 1977. An evaluation request came from an authorized representative of the hospital on behalf of an unspecified number of construction workers under contract at St. Elizabeths Hospital as well as the general hospital staff. Asbestos concentrations with fibers greater than 5 microns in length ranged from 0.11 to 3.02 fibers per cubic meter (f/cc), compared with the NIOSH recommended 8 hour time weighted average standard of 0.1f/cc greater than 5.0 microns in length. The author concludes that the construction workers and certain hospital employees are exposed to excessive concentrations of asbestos containing dusts during construction. He recommends use of Local exhaust ventilation at the construction site, use of hazard warning signs, limited access to the construction site, use of full face respirators, and personal and housekeeping hygienic measures.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-77-20; Hazards-Confirmed; Region-3; Health-surveys; Asbestos-dust; Dust-exposure; Dust-analysis; Air-sampling;
CAS No.
1332-21-4;
Publication Date
19770701
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-179813
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
TA-77-20
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
8063;
Source Name
NIOSH, Center for Disease Control, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 7 pages, 2 references
State
WA;
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