HHE Report No. HETA-81-153-884, Bureau of Land Management, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
NIOSH 1981 May:7 pages
Exposures to acetic-acid (64197), ammonia (7664417), carbon-dioxide (124389), carbon-monoxide (630080), formaldehyde (50000), and ozone (10028156) were surveyed at the Bureau of Land Management (SIC-9199) in Cheyenne, Wyoming on April 2, 1981. An unidentified individual requested the evaluation on behalf of an unspecified number of workers after complaints of headache, sore throat, runny noses, and dyspnea were received. Air samples taken in the film developing room, printing room, and throughout one entire floor were negative for all suspect chemicals except acetic-acid. Acetic-acid concentrations ranged from 3 to 5 parts per million (ppm) below the OSHA standard of 10ppm. Air conditioning and heating systems appeared to be working properly. The author concludes that a health hazard from exposure to chemicals did not exist at this facility at the time of the survey, and that the probable cause of the complaints reported by employees was cigarette smoke concentrated in the fourth floor. He recommends that cigarette smoking be prohibited in work areas.
NIOSH-Author; HETA-81-153-884; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-8; Toxic-gases; Health-surveys; Air-sampling; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report;
64-19-7; 7664-41-7; 124-38-9; 630-08-0; 50-00-0; 10028-15-6;
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
NTIS Accession No.
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Branch, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 7 pages, 8 references