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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-477-1192, Grundy Industries, Inc., Joliet, Illinois.

Authors
Almaguer-D; Kramkowski-RS
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 81-477-1192, 1982 Sep; :1-8
NIOSHTIC No.
00130065
Abstract
Potential health hazards from asbestos (1332214) during the manufacture of an asphalt and asbestos roofing compound were investigated. The study was requested by the owner and management of Grundy Industries (SIC-2952), Joliet, Illinois and was performed on November 4 and 19, 1981. A total of seven employees were involved in the operation. Personal breathing samples revealed concentrations of 0.15, 0.32, and 0.73 fibers greater than 5 microns in length per cubic centimeter. All personal and area air samples exceeded the NIOSH 8 hour time weighted average recommended value of environmental survey revealed airborne concentrations of 0.55 and operation. The exhaust ventilation measurements operated at 20 percent of the recommended duct velocity. The design of the ventilation hood did not provide capture velocities sufficient to capture the asbestos fibers. The authors conclude that a health hazard did exist from exposure to asbestos. Recommendations for maintaining a clean work site and improving the local exhaust ventilation system are provided.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Confirmed; Asbestos-fibers; Roofing-industry; Ventilation-hoods; Ventilation; Employee-exposure; Control-technology; HETA-81-477-1192; Region-5; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: Paving and Roofing Materials/Asphalt Felts and Coatings; asbestos; roofing compounds
CAS No.
1332-21-4
Publication Date
19820901
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-150119
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-81-477-1192
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2952
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
IL; OH
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