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HHE determination report no. HHE-75-192-330, Pittsburgh Plate Glass Ind., Mt. Zion, Illinois.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 75-192-330, 1976 Sep; :1-10
A health hazard evaluation of roll fabrication operations at the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Industries (SIC-3229) plant, Mt. Zion, Illinois, revealed that airborne asbestos (1332214) fibers in excess of the proposed OSHA standard prevailed at the baghouse emptying operation and at the nailing operation. The teardown operator was exposed to excessive levels of asbestos when using poor techniques. The grooving operation was characterized by exposure to asbestos fibers in excess of the proposed, but not of the existing OSHA standard. Recommendations are made to reduce worker exposure to airborne asbestos.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-75-192-330; Region-5; Hazard-Confirmed; Air-quality-measurement; Occupational-health; Air-contamination; Fibrogenic-dusts; Asbestos-dust; Dust-control; Exposure-limits; Safety-standards; Preventive-medicine; Control-measures; Airborne-particulates; Toxicology; Carcinogens; Author Keywords: asbestos; glass; ventilation
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