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Technical assistance report no. TA-79-31, Poole Construction Company, Denver, Colorado.
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 79-31, 1979 Aug; :1-4
Environmental air samples were collected on June 25, 1979, at a construction site of the Poole Construction Company (SIC-2661) in Denver, Colorado, to determine asbestos (1332214) exposure to three workers who were handling and sawing asbestos sheetboards. Breathing zone samples were analyzed for asbestos content. Concentration levels of fibers greater than 5 microns in length were shown to be 0.90 fibers per cubic centimeter to levels too high to analyze. These levels exceeded the OSHA standards of two fibers per cubic centimeter for fibers greater than 5 microns in length in all but two instances. The results show that an asbestos hazard does exist. The proper use of respirators and the education of employees about the dangers of asbestos exposure are recommended. Worker hygiene practices also are suggested.
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