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Results of U.S.P.H.S. Survey at Raybestos Manhattan Asbestos Textile Plant, Charleston, South Carolina.
NIOSH 1971 Dec:9 pages
Air sampling for asbestos (1332214) dust was conducted by the United States Public Health Service at the Raybestos Manhattan Asbestos Textile Company (SIC-3292) in Charleston, South Carolina, during January, 1971. Airborne concentrations of fibers greater than 5 microns in length per cubic centimeter (f/cc) ranged from 0.1 to 40.9f/cc. Average exposures in the mule spinning, ring spinning, spin doffing, dry twisting, winding, spool winding, winder fixing, and tape weaving areas exceeded the emergency temporary standard for asbestos dust of 5 fibers per milliliter greater than 5 microns in length for an 8 hour time weighted exposure. Forty five samples exceeded the 15 minute concentration limit of 10 fibers per milliliter.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-32-24c; Region-4; Air-sampling; Textiles; 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, 9 pages
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