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Results of U.S.P.H.S. survey at American Brake Shoe, Winchester, Virginia.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Health Services and Mental Health Administration, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 32-25c, 1971 May; :1-8
Air sampling for asbestos (1332214) dust was conducted by the United States Public Health Service at the American Brake Shoe Company (SIC- 3292) in Winchester, Virginia, during May, 1971. The concentration of fibers greater than 5 microns in length per cubic centimeter (f/cc) ranged from unmeasurable to 8.4f/cc for the mixing, coating, and extruding area; up to 5.2f/cc for the forming area; 0.1 to 7.0f/cc for hot pressing operations; 0.3 to 2.1f/cc for the baking area; 0.2 to 17.5f/cc for grinding and sanding operations; up to 5.4f/cc for the cutting and drilling work area; 0.3 to 5.7f/cc for bonding and riveting operations; unmeasurable to 4.6f/cc for the inspection and packing zone; and 0.3 to 1.7f/cc for miscellaneous operations.
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