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HHE determination report no. HHE-79-95-613, Federal-Mogul Corporation, Gallipolis, Ohio.
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 79-95-613, 1979 Sep; :1-6
Personal and general area samples were collected, and a nondirected health questionnaire was administered on July 11 and 12, 1979 at the Federal Mogul Corporation (SIC-3714) in Gallipolis, Ohio. Approximately 200 workers were employed, and the request came from the personnel manager to evaluate the potential asbestos (1332214) exposure of one worker. Asbestos concentrations ranged from less than detectable levels to 0.08 fibers per cubic centimeter, and were below the current OSHA standard of 2.0 fibers per cubic centimeter for an 8 hour time weighted average sample. No health problems were reported on the questionnaire. A health hazard was not identified at the time of this evaluation. NIOSH recommendations include the discontinuance of cigarette smoking while working with asbestos board, and the continued use of a portable vacuum system. A less hazardous substance should be substituted for asbestos if possible.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-79-95-613; Region-5; Air-sampling; Airborne-fibers; Industrial-hazards; Smokers; Automobiles; Motor-vehicle-parts; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Medical-screening; Author Keywords: asbestos; automobiles; transmission; asbestos belt
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