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Industrial Hygiene Report Survey of Exposure of Fuelmen to Carbon Monoxide at Allied New York Services, Inc., JFK International Airport.
NIOSH 1979 Dec:10 pages
Worker exposures to carbon-monoxide (630080) were determined at Allied New York Services, Incorporated (SIC-4582) at JFK International Airport, New York on April 19 to 20, and April 30 to May 1, 1979. The company maintained a safety program and emergency medical care was provided by a local hospital. Carbon-monoxide exposures to airport fuelmen ranged from 2 to 390 parts per million. The author concludes that the special design of the exhaust system on the fuel vehicles and the poor condition of the vehicles pose an acute threat of exposure to high concentrations of carbon-monoxide for the fuelmen. He recommends that the fuel vehicles be kept in proper mechanical condition to minimize carbon-monoxide concentrations, both windows of the vehicles should be left partially open, leaving the engine on as little as possible, use of available winds for ventilation, and the possible use of a carbon- monoxide scrubber or catalytic muffler unit.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-2; Health-surveys; Toxic-gases; Airport-personnel;
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 10 pages, 3 references
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