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Industrial hygiene study of the Albee Theater demolition.

Authors
Roberts DR
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 32-62, 1978 May; :1-6
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00106003
Abstract
Worker exposures to asbestos (1332214) were surveyed on May 9 and 10, 1977, at a demolition site (SIC-1622) in Cincinnati, Ohio. Air samples were taken during removal of the asbestos insulation from the boilers, pipes and ducts of an old theater. Eight hour time weighted average concentrations of asbestos were 0.09 to 0.7 fibers greater than 5 microns per cubic centimeter (f/cc) well below the OSHA Standard of 2.0f/cc. Fiber sizes ranged from 0.1 to greater than 1.0 micron in diameter, and 0.2 to greater than 10 microns in length. Twenty four percent of the fibers were greater than 5 microns in length. The author recommends that all workers involved in asbestos removal be provided with NIOSH approved respirators.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Construction; Region-5; Air-contamination; Protective-equipment; Construction-workers; Construction-materials; Workplace-studies
CAS No.
1332-21-4
Publication Date
19780523
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-100629
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
IWS-32-62
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
1622
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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