Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-216-894, Central Bank of Academy Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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 81-216-894, 1981 Jun; :1-8
Environmental air sampling was performed, blood samples were collected, and medical interviews were conducted on April 3 and March 2 and 6, 1981, at the Central Bank (SIC-6022) of Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to determine employee exposures to carbon-monoxide (630080). An unidentified individual requested an evaluation on behalf of approximately four workers in the drive up teller booths. Occasional high carbon-monoxide concentrations in the 30 to 50 parts per million (ppm) range were found in one drive up booth. The OSHA 8 hour time weighted average standard for occupational exposure to carbon-monoxide is 50.0ppm. Carboxyhemoglobin concentrations did not increase substantially during the work period. Medical questionnaires revealed symptoms of headaches, dizziness, fatigue, eye irritation, and general irritation consistent with intermittent exposure to auto exhaust fumes. The author concludes that a health hazard from exposure to carbon-monoxide does not exist at this facility, but a potential hazard does exist for drive up booth workers. He recommends worker education, increased ventilation, carbon-monoxide monitoring, and other steps to reduce worker exposure to carbon-monoxide.
NIOSH-Author; HETA-81-216-894; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-8; Health-surveys; Hematology; Toxic-gases; Air-sampling; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report;
Author Keywords: SIC 6020 Banking; Bank; Tellers; Carbon Monoxide; Carboxyhemoglobin
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
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