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HHE determination report no. HHE-80-114-737, Potomac Photo Supply, Washington, D.C.

Authors
Love JR
Source
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 80-114-737, 1980 Aug; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
00103569
Abstract
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.
Keywords
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; Author Keywords: Asbestos; Building Insulation
Publication Date
19800801
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-167793
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
HHE-80-114-737
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3861
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
DC; OH
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