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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-470-1040, Federal Reserve Bank, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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 81-470-1040, 1982 Feb; :1-8
NIOSHTIC No.
00127769
Abstract
Lead (7439921) exposures among bank guards during indoor shooting practice were investigated. The management of the Cincinnati Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank (SIC-6011) requested the study which was performed on October 6, 1981. The shooting range is used by about 25 guards. Seven personal breathing zone air samples were collected during shooting and ventilation measurements were conducted. One shooter was exposed to lead at an 8 hour time weighted average (TWA) concentration of 4.0 micrograms per cubic meter (microg/m3). Five shooters were exposed to concentrations below the limit of detection of 3microg/m3. The range tester was exposed to TWA concentrations of lead at 3.0microg/m3 and of zinc at 10microg/m3. The OSHA standards for inorganic lead and zinc-oxide are 50microg/m3 and 5000microg/m3, respectively. The ventilation system was imbalanced as more air was supplied than was properly exhausted. The author concludes that a hazard from overexposure to lead and zinc did not exist.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Employee-exposure; Ventilation; Breathing-zone; Professional-workers; Breathing; Region-5; HETA-81-470-1040; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: Federal Reserve Banks; inorganic lead; indoor firing range; pistol range; indoor target ammunition
CAS No.
7439-92-1
Publication Date
19820201
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-199893
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-81-470-1040
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
6011
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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