HHE Determination Report HHE-79-68-599, United States Testing Company, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey.
NIOSH 1979 Jun:10 pages
Breathing zone air sample tests were performed on three employees in the Technology and Flammability Section of the Engineering Department of the United States Testing Company, Inc. (SIC-3264), Hoboken, New Jersey, on April 18 and 19, 1979. The evaluation request was received from an authorized representative of Local 1936, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and was prompted by worker complaints of eye and throat irritations, headaches, nausea, and concern over long term effects of asbestos (1332214) exposure. Measured concentrations of asbestos ranged from undetectable to 0.41 fibers per cubic centimeter of air. The concentrations were less than the OSHA standard of 2 fibers per cubic centimeter of air, greater than 5 microns in length, but did exceed OSHA policy requiring medical examinations for employees exposed to over 0.1 fibers per cubic centimeter of air. ventilation measurements reveal that air flow in the section generally was inadequate. Improvements of the ventilation system, and annual medical examinations for employees exposed to asbestos are recommended.
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Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
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Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE 79-68-599, 10 pages