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HHE determination report no. HHE-80-61-719, A.M.F. Head Division, Boulder, Colorado.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 80-61-719, 1980 Jul; :1-6
Environmental sampling was conducted and blood samples were collected on March 25, 1980 at the A.M.F. Head Division (SIC-3949) at Boulder, Colorado, to determine employee exposures to toxic concentrations of lead (7439921). An evaluation request came from the health and safety department of A.M.F. Head Division on behalf of an unspecified number of workers. All breathing zone and general room air samples taken for lead were below the laboratory detection limits. Blood lead concentrations of the three workers in the racketball and tennis racket area were 15, 14, and 16 microgram lead per 100 grams, respectively; these values were well below the hygienic standards of 40 micrograms per 100 milliliters. The author concludes that no lead hazard exists at this facility. He recommends that smoking, eating, and drinking be prohibited in the work area, that workers wash their hands prior to eating or smoking, and that the current good housekeeping practices be continued.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-80-61-719; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-8; Metallic-dusts; Workplace-studies; Air-sampling; Standards; Control-methods; Industrial-hygiene; Author Keywords: lead; blood lead
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