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Technical assistance report no. TA-79-52, Federal Office Building No. 6, Washington, D.C.

Authors
Hollett B
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, TA 79-52, 1979 Nov; :1-15
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00092421
Abstract
Temperature and humidity, and carbon-monoxide (630080), carbon- dioxide (124389), and dust concentrations were measured, air handling systems were monitored and interviews were conducted with occupants and operating engineers of Federal Office Building number 6, Washington D.C. The evaluation was requested by the Health, Education, and Welfare Office of Education, on behalf of an unspecified number of occupants to determine whether harmful airborne contaminants were present. Nuisance particulate concentrations were less than 0.5 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/cu m), carbon-dioxide was present in only trace amounts, and carbon- monoxide was undetectable. All were within the acceptable OSHA criteria of 10mg/cu m, 30,000 parts per million (ppm), and 200ppm, respectively. Several deficiencies were observed in the operation, maintenance, and equipment of the air handling system and the occupants reported numerous complaints of illness and discomfort. NIOSH determined that no hazardous chemical concentrations were present during the test period. They recommend that the air handing system be improved, and that clinical reports of illness be periodically reviewed. The basement garage also should be monitored as a potential carbon-monoxide source.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-79-52; Region-3; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Airborne-dusts; Gas-vapors; Ventilation-systems; Office-workers; Air-contaminants; Airborne-particulates; Physiological-effects; Medical-monitoring; Control-measures
CAS No.
630-08-0; 124-38-9
Publication Date
19791101
Document Type
Field Studies; Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB80-193014
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
TA-79-52
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
DC; OH
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