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Health hazard evaluation determination report: MHHE-80-104-101, MSHA Mine I.D. No. 11-02632, Freeman Coal Company, Farmersville, Illinois.

Authors
Greife AL; Piacitelli L
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, MHHE 80-104-101, 1980 Dec; :1-8
NIOSHTIC No.
00114154
Abstract
Worker exposures to asbestos (1332214) were surveyed at Freeman Coal Company, Crown III mine, Coal Preparation facility (SIC-5052) in Farmersville, Illinois on February 19, 1980. The evaluation was requested by an authorized representative of the United Mine Workers of America on behalf of the construction company under contract to build the coal preparation facility. Personal breathing zone samples were collected from seven employees involved in installing flat Transite as a firewall. General area samples were collected at various areas in the worksite, and bulk samples of dust and the Transite board also were collected. All personal breathing zone samples were below the Mine Safety and Health Administration Standard of 2.0 fibers per cubic centimeter, but 20 percent of the samples exceeded the NIOSH standard of 0.1 fiber per cubic centimeter. Breathing zone and bulk samples contained chrysotile (12001295) asbestos. Workers used respirators and safety glasses and shoes, but disposable clothing was not used, and general personal hygiene was not strictly practiced at lunch time or during smoking breaks. The authors conclude that an asbestos dust hazard may exist at the facility. They recommend that all exposures to the asbestos board be controlled, proper protective clothing be worn, and medical surveillance be instituted.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-80-104-101; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Asbestos-dusts; Coal-workers; Air-sampling; Dust-analysis; Health-surveys; Industrial-hygiene; Author Keywords: Asbestos; Asbestos Cement Sheet
CAS No.
1332-21-4; 12001-29-5
Publication Date
19801201
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-189705
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-80-104-101
NIOSH Division
DRDS
SIC Code
5052
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
IL; WV
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