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HETA Report No. MTA-78-101-109, Occidental Oil Shale, Incorporated, Logan Wash, Colorado.

Authors
Vegella TJ
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, MTA 78-101-109, 1980 Aug; :1-22
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NIOSHTIC No.
00103466
Abstract
An environmental and personnel survey was conducted on September 6 and 7, 1979 at the Occidental Oil Shale, Incorporated Oil Shale Mine in Logan Wash, Colorado. Concentrations of lead (7439921), cadmium (7440439), beryllium (7440417), benzo(a)pyrene (50328), chrysene (218019), pyrene (129000) and benz(a)anthracene (56553) were below detectable limits. Traces of methylfuran (534225), phenol (108952), strontium (7440246), benzene (71432) and fluoranthene (206440) were found. None of the carbon-dioxide (124389) samples exceeded the evaluation criteria. Personal exposures to benzene were below the evaluation criteria but benzene concentrations were above the evaluation criteria in the production mine return airways. Some workers complained of headaches and irritation of the finger tips. The author suggests various environmental controls, and recommends that regular medical examinations be provided for the workers.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; MTA-78-101-109; Region-8; Health-surveys; Heavy-metals; Light-metals; Aromatic-hydrocarbons; Anthracenes; Trace-substances; Respiratory-irritants; Air-sampling; Environmental-engineering; Medical-monitoring; Occupational-exposure
CAS No.
7439-92-1; 7440-43-9; 7440-41-7; 50-32-8; 218-01-9; 129-00-0; 56-55-3; 534-22-5; 108-95-2; 7440-24-6; 71-43-2; 206-44-0; 124-38-9
Publication Date
19800801
Document Type
Field Studies; Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-191775
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
MTA-78-101-109
NIOSH Division
DRDS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CO; WV
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