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HHE determination report no. HHE-78-128-549, Nixon Power Plant, Colorado Springs, Colorado, December, 1978.
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 78-128-549, 1978 Dec; :1-5
Asbestos (1332214) concentrations during sanding and buffing operations were measured at the Nixon Power facility (SIC-4911) in Colorado Springs, Colorado on September 29, 1978. The evaluation was requested by the vice president of the Watkin Construction Company on behalf of plumbers engaged in sanding asbestos joints and connections. Breathing zone asbestos concentrations of fibers greater than five microns in length ranged from 0.02 to 0.187 fibers per cubic centimeter. The OSHA asbestos standard of 2 fibers per cubic centimeter was not exceeded, however the author concludes that a potential asbestos hazard does exist. He recommends that respirators be used by workers until exhaust ventilation is provided.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-78-128-549; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Power-generation; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-8; Asbestos-products; Airborne-dusts; Air-contamination; Plumbers; Construction-workers; Work-practices; Air-sampling; Standards; Control-methods; Occupational-health-programs; Author Keywords: asbestos
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