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HHE Report No. HETA-93-0696-2395, Hardy Road Landfill, Akron, Ohio.

Authors
Esswein-EJ; Tubbs-RL
Source
NIOSH 1994 Mar:23 pages
NIOSHTIC No.
00219660
Abstract
In response to a request from management at the City of Akron and the Akron City Employees Local 1360, a study was made regarding potential exposures of employees to toxic dusts from empty containers and packaging materials landfilled at the Hardy Road Landfill (SIC-4953). The Landfill was a 215 acre waste disposal site in the northwest portion of Akron, Ohio. The landfill accepts wood, paper, plastic and metal from businesses and residences; industrial solid waste byproducts such as foundry sand, rubber scrap, and nonuseable materials; exempt solid wastes such as construction debris and incinerator ash waste from an energy recycle station. Three heavy equipment operators, three mechanics, and a laborer participated in a 2 day monitoring period of personal air and noise dosimetry measurements. These workers were exposed to noise in excess of the OSHA standard of 90 decibels-A. Hearing protective devices were used. Full shift air sampling for asbestos (1332214), respirable dust, respirable silica (14808607), and metals indicated that three equipment operators were exposed to excess levels of respirable silica. Half mask respirators were available for use at the discretion of the employees. The authors conclude that a health hazard existed due to exposure to respirable silica. Workers were also exposed to noise. The authors recommend that comprehensive hearing conservation and respiratory protection programs be instituted.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-93-0696-2395; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-5; Air-quality-monitoring; Waste-disposal-systems; Industrial-wastes;
CAS No.
1332-21-4; 14808-60-7;
Publication Date
19940301
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
PB94-183472
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-93-0696-2395
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
4953;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-93-0696-2395, 23 pages, 29 references
State
OH;
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