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Health hazard evaluation determination report: HHE-79-68-599, United States Testing Company, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey.

Authors
Tharr DG
Source
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 79-68-599, 1979 Jun; :1-10
NIOSHTIC No.
00091553
Abstract
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.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-79-68-599; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Region-2; Hazard-Confirmed; Chemicals-and-allied-products; Asbestos-dust; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-hazards; Airborne-contaminants; Air-sampling; Unions; Author Keywords: Asbestos; Urethanes; Carpet; Burning; Eye and Throat Irritation; Odor; Nausea
CAS No.
1332-21-4
Publication Date
19790601
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB80-153695
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-79-68-599
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3264
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NJ; OH
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