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HHE determination report no. HHE-79-1-554, La Salle College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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 79-1-554, 1979 Jan; :1-8
Environmental surveys were conducted on October 19, 1978, to evaluate employee exposures to lead (7439921) fumes, carbon monoxide (630080), and nitrogen dioxide (10102440) gases in the indoor firing range at La Salle College (SIC-9711) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The evaluation was requested by an authorized representative of the Department of Military Science on behalf of the approximately two affected employees. Personal air lead samples ranged from 319 to 583 micrograms per cubic meter and general air lead samples ranged from 511 to 791, exceeding the 200 micrograms per cubic meter OSHA standard. Concentrations of carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide were below their respective evaluation criteria. The author concludes that a health hazard did exist due to exposures to lead. The author recommends that an extensive ventilation system be installed and maintained, that appropriate sound proofing measures be taken to minimize sound levels, that cleanup be done using vacuum cleaning equipment and respirators, that instructors be monitored for blood lead concentrations and be rotated with other duties periodically, and that eating, drinking, and smoking in the range be prohibited.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-79-1-554; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-3; Air-contamination; Air-sampling; Lead-fumes; Hematology; Air-monitoring; Environmental-engineering; Sanitation; Author Keywords: lead fumes; carbon monoxide; nitrogen dioxide; firing range
7439-92-1; 630-08-0; 10102-44-0
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
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