Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-136-867, FAA Credit Union, JFK Airport, Jamaica, New York.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HETA 81-136-867, 1981 May; :1-7
Environmental air samples were analyzed for butyl-methacrylate (97881) and total hydrocarbons from the Qwip telephone facsimile recorder in the Federal Aviation Administration Credit Union (SIC- 9160) in Jamaica, New York during the week of January 22, 1981. An evaluation request came from an authorized representative of the affected workers. Air concentrations of butyl-methacrylate ranged from 0.13 to 0.29 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/cum). Air concentrations of total hydrocarbons, ranged from 0.25 to 0.42 mg/cum. There are no standards for exposure to butyl-methacrylate or total hydrocarbons. The author recommends that Qwip devices be moved to a better ventilated, less congested part of the building.
NIOSH-Author; HETA-81-136-867; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-2; Air-sampling; Health-surveys; Organic-compounds; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report;
Author Keywords: Federal Government; Qwip Facsimile Recorder; Butyl Methacrylate; Hydrocarbons
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
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