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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-90-151-L2067, Department of Energy, Westside Energy Co-Op, Denver, Colorado.

Authors
McCammon-C; Lee-S
Source
NIOSH 1990 Sep; :1-10
NIOSHTIC No.
00196019
Abstract
In response to a request from the Director of the Regional Support Office of the Department of Energy, technical assistance was offered to Westside Energy Co-Op, a weatherization agency in Denver, Colorado, following the issuance of a citation by OSHA. It had failed to monitor worker exposure to asbestos (1332214) during the weatherization of homes containing asbestos. Of the 30 homes visited during weatherization, air sampling was conducted in 12 of them. As a result of the study, the following recommendations were made: that Westside continue their program of identifying asbestos containing material in client homes and avoid potentially hazardous homes, that new workers be educated on asbestos identification and the health hazards associated with asbestos exposure, that individual homeowners be notified if suspected asbestos containing material was identified in their homes, and that attic insulation workers wear eye protection during exposure to boric-acid (10043353) treated cellulose insulation.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-90-151-L2067; Region-8; Insulation-materials; Asbestos-fibers; Insulation-workers; Hazard-Confirmed
CAS No.
1332-21-4; 10043-35-3
Publication Date
19900901
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1990
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-152025
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-90-151-L2067
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CO; OH
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