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Technical assistance report no. TA-77-34, New York State Police Scientific Laboratories.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, TA 77-34, 1977 Aug; :1-16
A Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance survey was conducted by NIOSH on May 2-5, 1977, at the New York State Police Scientific Laboratories (SIC-8071), Albany, New York. The survey was prompted by a request from the management to determine whether exposure to laboratory chemicals were such as to adversely affect the health of the approximately 50 laboratory workers. Based on air sampling and work practice observations, it was determined that the levels of acetone (67641), ammonia (7664417), benzene (71432), 1,2- dichloroethane (107062), and ethyl-acetate (141786) in the air were below potentially toxic concentrations, while the concentration of chloroform was potentially toxic. Swipe samples for inorganic lead (7439976) indicated that there was lead contamination throughout the weapon testing area. Ventilation measurements revealed that the laboratory had inadequate exhaust ventilation for control of toxic chemicals. Recommendations are made for controlling toxic materials in the laboratories.
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