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Industrial hygiene survey report at Asbestos Roofing Company, 8060 Armour St., San Diego, California.

Authors
NIOSH
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 48-17, 1977 Jan; :1-7
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NIOSHTIC No.
00106171
Abstract
Workers exposures to fluoranthene (206440) (Flu), pyrene (129000) (Pyr), benz(a)anthracene (56553) (BaA), chrysene (218019) (Chr), and benzo(a)pyrene (50328) (BaP) were surveyed at LaJolla Village Condominium where new roofing was being applied by a crew of three workers employed by the Asbestos Roofing Company (SIC-2952) in San Diego, California on November 10, 1977. One layer of felt was applied by hand. Bulk samples of hot asphalt (8052424) analyzed with benzene (71432) had less than 630, 130, 63, 320 and 190 micrograms of BaP, BaA, Flu, Pyr and Chr per gram, respectively. Analysis using cyclohexane (110827) indicated concentrations of 70, 150, 70, 400, and 200 micrograms of BaP, BaA, Flu, Pyr and Chr per gram, respectively. Coal-tar-pitch (65996932) samples had concentrations of 0.04 to 0.37 micrograms BaP per cubic meter (m3), m3, 0.19 to 1.40 micrograms Pyr per m3 and 0.12 to 1.00 micrograms Chr per m3. The authors conclude that assuming an 8 hour exposure at the concentrations measured, two of the three personal samples were above the OSHA standard of an 8 hour time weighted average of little research has been performed to characterize the chemical constituents of asphalt fumes, especially with regard to carcinogens. They recommend engineering controls, standard work practices and training programs for workers.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-9; Coal-tar-pitch; Occupational-exposure; Fluoroanthrenes; Aromatic-hydrocarbons; Roofers; Asphalt-cements; Vapors; Environmental-engineering; Teaching
CAS No.
206-44-0; 129-00-0; 56-55-3; 218-01-9; 50-32-8; 8052-42-4; 71-43-2; 110-82-7; 65996-93-2
Publication Date
19770101
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-239840
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
IWS-48-17
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2952
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA; OH
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