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Results of U.S.P.H.S. Survey at Raybestos Manhattan Asbestos Textile Plant, Charleston, South Carolina.
NIOSH 1972 Dec:8 pages
Personal air sampling for asbestos (1332214) was conducted by the United States Public Health Service at the Raybestos Manhattan Company's Asbestos Textile Company (SIC-3292) in Charleston, South Carolina, during May, 1972. General area samples contained 0.2 to 26.2 fibers greater than 5 micrometers in length per cubic centimeter (f/cc). Several areas of the facility has samples that exceeded the United States Department of Labor standard for airborne asbestos dust of 5f/cc. Carding area has an average asbestos concentration of 10.2 fibers per milliliter (f/ml), while the average concentration near the foster winder operation was 10f/ml. Other areas that exceeded the exposure standard were the blender operation, ring spinner, mule spinner, and spooler.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Textiles; IWS-32-24d; Region-4; Air-sampling; Asbestos-dust; Dust-exposure; Workplace-studies; Worker-health; Health-survey; Sampling-methods; Dust-analysis;
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Industrial Hygiene Section, Industry-wide Studies Branch, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluation and Field Studies, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 8 pages
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division