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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-98-0017-2699, United States Postal Service, Mail Processing and Distribution Center, Omaha, Nebraska.

Authors
Hewett-D; Buono-G
Source
NIOSH 1998 Jul; :1-34
NIOSHTIC No.
20000003
Abstract
In October 1997, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a health hazard evaluation (HHE) request from the National States Post Office Mail Processing and Distribution Center, Omaha, Nebraska. A NPMU representative requested an evaluation of worker exposure to paper dust, mold spores, and ink mist/dust in the first and second floors of the mail processing plant and the basement of a warehouse annex. In the request, the NPMU listed concerns regarding inhalation and skin exposure resulting in adult-onset cases, recurrent sinus and respiratory infections, allergy treatments for paper dust and mold, lung infections, and recurrent dermatitis. On December 9-12, 1997, NIOSH investigators performed a walkthrough survey of the worksite and met with NPMU and US Postal Service representatives to discuss health issues related to worker exposure to paper dust, mold spores, and ink dust/mist. Material safety data sheets (MSDSs) of products used in the mail processing and warehouse areas were reviewed.
Keywords
Health-hazard-evaluation; Mail-processing; Occupational-safety-and-health; Air-samling; Inhalation; Skin-irritations; Respiratory; Dermatitis; Paper-dust; Contaminants; HVAC; PNOR; PNOC; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-7
Publication Date
19980701
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
PB99-152324
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
HETA-98-0017-2699
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
4311
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NE; OH
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