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 Report No. HETA-82-380-1219, Firing Range - U.S. Court House, Kansas City, Missouri.

Authors
Bicknell-RJ
Source
NIOSH 1982 Nov:9 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00127557
Abstract
Exposures to lead (7439921) at an indoor firing range (SIC-9921) were investigated on September 10, 1982 at the U.S. Court House in Kansas City, Missouri. The evaluation was requested by the General Services Administration on behalf of the users of the range. Breathing zone and general area air samples for lead analysis were collected after 120 rounds of ammunition were discharged over a 65 minute period. Ventilation was also evaluated. One shooter was exposed to 79.5 micrograms per cubic meter of lead, exceeding the OSHA standard of 50 micrograms per cubic meter. The general area lead concentrations ranged from 90.3 to 488 micrograms per cubic meter. The greatest concentration occurred in firing booth three, this was the booth in which the greatest personal lead exposure also occurred. Ventilation was generally adequate but severe fluctuations in air flow were recorded. The author concludes that a potential lead exposure hazard exists at the firing range. He recommends improved ventilation, use of nonlead bullets, and biological monitoring of range users.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Confirmed; Medical-monitoring; Employee-exposure; Heavy-metals; Lead-fumes; HETA-82-380-1219; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report;
CAS No.
7439-92-1;
Publication Date
19821101
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-172816
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-82-380-1219
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
9921;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 9 pages, 5 references
State
KS; MO; OH;
TOP