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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-379-1018, Lockland Post Office, Lockland, Ohio.

Authors
Johnson-P
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 81-379-1018, 1981 Dec; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
00121963
Abstract
Area airborne and bulk dust and water samples were analyzed for fiber and particulate content at the Lockland Post Office (SIC-4311) in Lockland, Ohio, on July 24, 1981. A representative of the American Postal Workers Union, Branch 43, requested the evaluation on behalf of approximately 43 affected workers. Cellulose wood and paper fibers along with aluminum silicates, calcium (7440702) and iron (7439896) dust particles were found in most samples, and were considered common constituents of normal soil and atmospheric dusts. No asbestos or fibrous glass was found in any of the air, bulk, or water samples. The authors conclude that a health hazard did not exist at this facility. They recommend regular maintenance of the ventilation system, limiting the use of floor fans, the use of vacuums for dust removal, and frequent cleaning of the coffee pots and use of a cover over the coffee pots.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HETA-81-379-1018; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Dust-analysis; Dust-sampling; Health-surveys; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: asbestos; fibrous glass; post office; sorting and bagging mail
CAS No.
7440-70-2; 7439-89-6
Publication Date
19811201
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-182734
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
HETA-81-379-1018
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
4311
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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