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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-379-1018, Lockland Post Office, Lockland, Ohio.
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 81-379-1018, 1981 Dec; :1-5
Area airborne and bulk dust and water samples were analyzed for fiber and particulate content at the Lockland Post Office (SIC-4311) in Lockland, Ohio, on July 24, 1981. A representative of the American Postal Workers Union, Branch 43, requested the evaluation on behalf of approximately 43 affected workers. Cellulose wood and paper fibers along with aluminum silicates, calcium (7440702) and iron (7439896) dust particles were found in most samples, and were considered common constituents of normal soil and atmospheric dusts. No asbestos or fibrous glass was found in any of the air, bulk, or water samples. The authors conclude that a health hazard did not exist at this facility. They recommend regular maintenance of the ventilation system, limiting the use of floor fans, the use of vacuums for dust removal, and frequent cleaning of the coffee pots and use of a cover over the coffee pots.
NIOSH-Author; HETA-81-379-1018; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-5; Dust-analysis; Dust-sampling; Health-surveys; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: asbestos; fibrous glass; post office; sorting and bagging mail
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