Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

Workplace exposure assessment of cellulose insulation applicators.

Authors
McCleery-RE
Source
1999 Proceedings Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 3 - 7, Orlando, FL. Memphis, TN: National Cotton Council of America, 1999 Jan; 1:156-157
NIOSHTIC No.
20000922
Abstract
NIOSH, through an interagency agreement with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/National Toxicology Program, is engaged in an exposure assessment of cellulose insulation (CI) applicators. CI consists of shredded recycled newspapers with boric acid typically added as a fire B proofing agent. Data are being collected, using 15 applicators from across the U.S. to characterize worker exposures to CI during activities including structure preparation, installation,and clean B up. Collective activity data include: atmospheric concentrations of total and respirable dust; dust characterization (fibers and/or particles) by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) including fiber count and sizing; and real B time particulate measurements with particle size discrimination.
Keywords
Cellulose-fibers; Insulation-materials; Insulation-workers; Insulation-industry; Occupational-hazards;
Publication Date
19990107
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Dugger-P; Richter-D
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Priority Area
Pulmonary-system-disorders; Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Source Name
1999 Proceedings Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 3 - 7, Orlando, FL
State
FL; OH
Performing Organization
National Cotton Council, PO Box 820285, Memphis, TN 38182
TOP