HHE Determination, Report No. HHE-80-114-737, Potomac Photo Supply, Washington, D.C.
NIOSH 1980 Aug:4 pages
Environmental surveys were conducted on May 18, 1980, to evaluate employee exposures airborne asbestos from the building insulation at Potomac Photo Supply (SIC-3861) in Washington, D.C. The evaluation was requested by an authorized employee on behalf of the 18 affected employees. Airborne asbestos concentrations ranged from undetectable to 0.04 fibers per cubic centimeter (fibers/cc), well below the OSHA standard of 2 fibers/cc. Analysis of a bulk insulation sample indicated the presence of about 40 to 60 percent amosite asbestos. The author concludes that no hazardous exposure to asbestos existed at the time of the survey. He recommends that periodic monitoring be instituted. If the environmental findings indicated a potential hazard, the insulation should be removed, encapsulated or enclosed.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-80-114-737; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-2; Health-surveys; Asbestos-dust; Insulation-materials; Dust-exposure; Fibrous-bodies; Air-sampling; Dust-analysis; Workplace-studies; Safety-measures;
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
NTIS Accession No.
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Branch, Division of Surveillance, Evaluations and Field Studies, Cincinnati, Ohio, 4 pages, 11 references