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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-209-891, Pilgrim Glass Company, Ceredo, West Virginia.

Authors
Lucas-C
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 81-209-891, 1981 Jun; :1-7
NIOSHTIC No.
00119100
Abstract
Environmental and personal air samples were analyzed for asbestos (1332214) at the Pilgrim Glass Company (SIC-3559) in Ceredo, West Virginia, on March 19, 1981. A representative of the American Flint Glass Workers, Local 708, requested the evaluation on behalf of approximately six workers. The time weighted average (TWA) asbestos exposure concentrations ranged from 0.02 to 1.13 fibers per cubic centimeter (F/cc), based on a count of fibers greater than 5 micrometers in length. All TWA exposures were below the current OSHA standard of 2.0F/cc. The author concludes that an asbestos health hazard does exist at this facility, and recommends the substitution of asbestos with a different material, improved hygienic practices, worker education, maintenance of exhaust ventilation systems, periodic air sampling, and the implementation of an industrial medical surveillance program.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HETA-81-209-891; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Confirmed; Region-3; Asbestos-dusts; Air-sampling; Control-methods; Industrial-hygiene; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: Glass making machinery; Pilgrim Glass Company; asbestos; carcinogens
CAS No.
1332-21-4
Publication Date
19810601
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-257700
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-81-209-891
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3559
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV; OH
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