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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-164-982, Pacific Telephone Company, San Francisco, California.
Belanger PL; Okawa MT
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 81-164-982, 1981 Oct; :1-7
Worker exposures to vehicle emissions were surveyed on April 9, 1981 at Pacific Telephone Company (SIC-9999) in San Francisco, California. The evaluation was requested by a representative of the Communications Workers of America, District Number 9, on behalf of approximately 125 office workers. Air samples were analyzed for carbon-monoxide (630080) (CO), carbon-dioxide (124389) (CO2), nitrogen-dioxide (10102440) (NO2), sulfur-dioxide (7446095) (SO2), and formaldehyde (50000). Temperature and humidity also were measured. Concentrations of CO, CO2, NO2, and SO2 were below the respective California OSHA standards of 50, 5000, 5, and 0.5 parts per million. No formaldehyde was detected. Temperature and humidity measurements were within established comfort ranges. The authors conclude that these workers are not exposed to hazardous concentrations of vehicle emissions.
NIOSH-Author; HETA-81-164-982; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-9; Automotive-exhausts; Health-surveys; Air-quality-measurement; Air-contamination; Toxic-gases; Workplace-studies; Air-sampling; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: OFFICE WORKERS; diesel and gasoline fumes; carbon monoxide; nitrogen dioxide; sulfur dioxide; formaldehyde
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