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Technical Assistance Report No. TA-78-69, Social Security Administration, Richmond, Indiana.

Authors
Hervin RL
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, TA 78-69, 1979 Jan; :1-7
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NIOSHTIC No.
00114556
Abstract
Environmental air samples were analyzed and employees were interviewed at the Social Security Administration district office (SIC-9441) in Richmond, Indiana, on October 17, 1978, to determine the cause of employee complaints to stuffy air, difficulty in breathing, and tired eyes. The evaluation was requested by the management on behalf on 22 exposed workers. The only substances detected in air samples were carbon-monoxide (630080) at 8 parts per million (ppm) and mineral-spirits (8032324) at 19 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/Cu m). Concentrations were well below NIOSH recommendations of 35ppm for carbon-monoxide and 350mg/Cu m for mineral-spirits. Samples analyzed for bacteria and fungus showed only normal flora with no overgrowth of identifiable pathogens. Except for complaints of stuffy air, employees had few other symptoms in common that could be attributed to the environment. The investigators conclude that a health hazard did not exist at the time of the investigation. They recommend improvements in ventilation and employee training in the proper use of toner solutions used in copying machines.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-78-69; Region-5; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Air-sampling; Health-surveys; Microorganisms; Control-methods
CAS No.
630-08-0; 8032-32-4
Publication Date
19790101
Document Type
Field Studies; Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-183922
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
TA-78-69
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
9441
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
IN; OH
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