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HHE report no. HETA-95-0273-2525, Advanced Occupational Health Services, Inc., Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

Authors
Burr-GA
Source
NIOSH 1995 Aug; :1-19
NIOSHTIC No.
00230289
Abstract
In response to a management request from Advanced Occupational Health Services, Inc. (SIC-8049), Elizabethtown, Kentucky, an investigation was begun into possible hazardous conditions at a satellite office located in Leitchfield, Kentucky. The concern was centered around the existing ventilation system and possible exposure to chemical contaminants off gassing from the carpeting and floor tiles. Measurements of carbon-dioxide (124389) levels indicated that adequate amounts of outside air were not being delivered to the worksite. The temperature measurements varied widely and were not within the comfort guidelines. Relative humidity levels were within comfort levels. Although trace amounts of some organic compounds were detected, the only quantifiable measurements were of ethanol (64175) at up to 2.2 parts per million (ppm) and isopropanol (67630) (up to 1.4ppm). None of the levels monitored were even close to exposure criteria. The author concludes that little outside air was introduced by the ventilation system, but exposures to organic chemicals in the air did not present an occupational hazard. The author recommends that improvements be made in the ventilation system.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-95-0273-2525; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-4; Ventilation-systems; Air-quality-control; Health-care-personnel; Organic-compounds; Indoor-air-pollution; Indoor-environmental-quality
CAS No.
124-38-9; 64-17-5; 67-63-0
Publication Date
19950801
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB96-191721
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-95-0273-2525
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
8049
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-95-0273-2525, 19 pages, 19 references
State
KY; OH
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