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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-293-983, Bulk Mail Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Lee-SA
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 81-293-983, 1981 Oct; :1-11
NIOSHTIC No.
00119728
Abstract
Worker exposure to noise and asbestos (1332214) were surveyed on July 28 to 30, 1981 at the Bulk Mail Center (SIC-4311) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The evaluation was requested by the company management on behalf of about 650 employees. Bulk and breathing zone samples were analyzed for asbestos, and noise levels were monitored in the noisiest areas of the facility. Bulk samples of the brake and clutch from the mail conveyor system and of sheet rock from the welding room contained 20 to 75 percent chrysotile- asbestos, however no asbestos was detected in personal breathing zone samples. Noise levels at all locations were below the OSHA limit of 90 decibels relative to the A-weighted scale. The author concludes that no asbestos or noise exposure hazards exist at this facility. Recommendations are included for control of potential asbestos and noise hazards.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HETA-81-293-983; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-3; Workplace-studies; Noise-pollution; Mineral-dusts; Health-surveys; Air-quality-measurement; Air-contamination; Worker-health; Control-methods; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: U.S. Postal Service; conveyor machinery; brake shoes; asbestos; noise
CAS No.
1332-21-4
Publication Date
19811001
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-161208
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-81-293-983
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
4311
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA; OH
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